Monday Night Open Thread

Once again, the Yankees had an off-day today. Between rainouts and scheduled off-days, the Yankees have played only 23 times in the first 29 days of the season. That’s going to change soon. The Yankees begin a stretch of 20 games in 20 days tomorrow and it includes a West Coast trip. It’s a little too early to call it a make or break stretch, but I feel like 13 wins in those 20 games is the bare minimum necessary to get back in the hunt. We’ll see.

Here is the open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing and ESPN is showing the Cubs at the Pirates. That should be a good one. You’ve also got NBA and NHL playoff action as well. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to avoid baseball for a night. You folks know what to do here, so have it.

(Yes, I know the “This Date In History” video is not actually this date, but I’ve been looking for video of that game for years. Enjoy.)

Thursday Night Open Thread

The Yankees have an off-day today and it comes at a good time, because I think we could all use a night away from the team given the way they’ve been playing. In the meantime, I command you to read Billy Witz on elbow injuries and John Harper on the shift. Harper spoke to Brian Cashman about the team’s shifting and why they continue to do it even though the perception is they result in more hits allowed than hits saved.

Here is tonight’s open thread. MLB Network is showing regional games at both 7pm ET and 10pm ET, plus the NBA and NHL playoffs are ongoing. Also, the NFL Draft starts tonight too (8pm ET on ESPN and NFLN). Remember, you’re not a true fan unless you boo your team’s pick. Talk about anything and everything here.

Sunday Open Thread

Here is the open thread for the rest of the weekend. The Red Sox and Astros are the ESPN Sunday Night game — someone at the worldwide leader really bought the hype, huh? — plus you’ve got NHL and NBA playoff action all night as well. Talk about those games or anything else here.

Monday Night Open Thread

The Yankees sure have had a lotta off-days so far this season, haven’t they? I guess the two rainouts are making it seem worse than it really is. Anyway, make sure you check out Steve Serby’s Q&A with new second baseman Starlin Castro. They talked about his goals, his upbringing, all sorts of stuff.

Here is your open thread for the night. The Mets are playing and ESPN is showing the Cubs and Cardinals at 8pm ET. The NHL and NBA playoffs continue as well. You folks know how these open thread things work, so have at it.

Sunday Open Thread

This is the open thread for the rest of the weekend. MLB Network is showing a regional game right now, and the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game is the Giants at the Dodgers (Samardzija vs. Maeda). There’s also a bunch of NBA and NHL playoff action too. (The Islanders play at 8pm ET). Talk about those games, this afternoon’s win, or whatever else is on your mind right here.

Saturday Open Thread

Here is your open thread for the afternoon and evening. The Mets are playing right now and MLB Network will air a regional game later tonight. You’ve also got the NBA and NHL playoffs throughout the day. (The hockey Rangers are playing right now.) Talk about those games, this afternoon’s loss, or anything else right here.

Monday Night Open Thread

Thanks to yesterday’s rainout, the Yankees had their second straight off-day today. Yesterday wasn’t a total off-day though. The Yankees worked out at Comerica Park after the game was postponed. “We got some guys throwing (bullpens) and we hit in the cage. We can’t really work out (Monday). From what I understand, they have a charity event going on at (Rogers Centre). You never want two days off,” said Joe Girardi to George King. The team opens a three-game set in Toronto tomorrow.

Here is tonight’s open thread. Unfortunately the MLB Extra Innings free preview is over, but the Mets are playing the Marlins (Matz vs. Cosart), and that game will be on ESPN in addition to SNY. The Nets are playing too. (The NHL regular season is over. The postseason begins later this week.) You folks know how these open threads work by now, so have at it.