Monday Night Open Thread

I know the Yankees have won five straight and 12 of their last 17 games, but today is a much-needed off-day, I’d say. The Yankees just wrapped up a 20 games in 20 days stretch, and they start another one tomorrow because the makeup game of the rainout in Detroit wiped out an off-day. Enjoy the time away from the Yankees while it lasts.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing tonight and there are both NHL and NBA playoff games on as well. Talk about any of those games right here.

Sunday Night Open Thread

Here is the open thread for the rest of the weekend. The Cubs and Giants are the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game (Hendricks vs. Bumgarner) plus there are NBA and NHL playoff games on as well. Talk about any of that stuff or whatever else is on your mind right here. Except politics and religion. Get that outta here.

Saturday Night Open Thread

Here is your open thread for this fine evening. Things are always a little better when the Yankees are winning, aren’t they? FOX and MLB Network are showing a bunch of regional games tonight, plus there’s both NHL and NBA playoff games on. Have at it.

Friday Night Open Thread

We’ve got another West Coast night game tonight, but at least it’s the last one on the trip. Two afternoon games this weekend. Here’s the open thread until the regular game thread comes along. The Mets are playing and MLB Network is showing a regional game. You’ve also got NBA and NHL playoff action, so talk about any of that stuff right here.

Thursday Night Open Thread

On this date 18 years ago Armando Benitez gave up a go-ahead three-run home run to Bernie Williams, and responded by drilling Tino Martinez in the back with a fastball. Then all hell broke loose. Both benches cleared and punches were thrown — and landed — during the mayhem. Most benches clearing brawls involve a lot of standing around. Not this one. There was a lot of hatred between those two teams back in the day.

Anyway, we’ve got yet another West Coast night game tonight, so here’s the open thread until the game thread comes along. The Mets are playing, MLB Network is showing a regional game, and there are NBA and NHL playoff games as well. You folks know how these things work by now, so have at it.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

We’ve got yet another West Coast night game tonight, so, in the meantime, I command you to read Andy McCullough on the retired Dan Haren. Haren never did play for the Yankees, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless. He opened up his decision to retire and all the internal stress he dealt with while being a big league pitcher. Really interesting stuff. Make sure you check it out.

This is the open thread until the regular game thread comes along. The Mets and Nationals will be on ESPN, and there are both NBA and NHL playoff games on as well. Talk about any of that stuff and more right here.

Tuesday Night Open Thread

Earlier today the Pirates signed ex-Yankee Francisco Cervelli to a three-year contract extension that runs from 2017-19. The deal is worth $31M. Good for Frankie. He wrote about his decision to sign with Pittsburgh at the Players’ Tribune, and the post includes anecdotes about how the Yankees signed him and the time they wanted to turn him into a coach. Neat stuff. Check it out.

Here is the open thread until the regular game thread for tonight’s game comes along. The Mets are playing, MLB Network is showing a regional game, and there are also NBA and NHL playoff games on as well. Talk about any of that stuff and more right here.

(By the way, David Well’s perfect game was 18 years ago today, hence the video choice.)