Wednesday Night Open Thread

Good win this afternoon. The Yankees looked terrible last week, but three straight wins have a way of washing that all away. How about Aaron Judge? I’m pretty sure he’s already my favorite player on the team. He went 2-for-3 with a single, a homer, and a walk today to raise his season batting line to .308/.379/.692 (212 wRC+). Totally sustainable, in my opinion. Judge also has a 20.7% strikeout rate. And he threw a runner out on the bases. Please be real please be real please be real.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing tonight and MLB Network will show the Cubs and Dodgers. The Cubs are handing out their World Series rings prior to that one. They only raised the banner the other night. Also, the (hockey) Rangers play their first playoff game tonight, so that’ll be cool. The Knicks and Nets will also be in action, but they’re no fun. Talk about those games or anything other than religion or politics here.

Tuesday Night Open Thread

Once again, the Yankees had an off-day today. I’m getting sick of off-days. This is the fourth off-day in the last eleven days. Thankfully the daily grind begins in earnest tomorrow. Tomorrow afternoon the Yankees begin a stretch of 18 games in 20 days. Twelve of those 18 games are at home too. Good chance to get comfy in Yankee Stadium and string together some wins, I’d say.

This is the open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing, ESPN is showing the Cardinals and Nationals, and MLB Network will have a regional West Coast game later tonight. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics.

Monday Night Open Thread

I’m not sure we could have asked for a better home opener. I guess Michael Pineda could have finished off the perfect game, but that’s asking a lot. Give me a great pitching performance and eight runs from the offense every day of the week. And home runs  from Aaron Judge. Damn do I love watching that man mash taters. These last two days were pretty fun. Tomorrow’s off-day will be a good one.

Here is an open thread for the rest of the night. This afternoon’s win will be replayed on YES at 10:30pm ET, if you’re interested. This was the rare game worth watching again. The Mets are playing tonight and ESPN will have the Dodgers and Cubs later on. The Cubbies are having their ring ceremony before the game. The Nets are playing as well, so talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics.

Sunday Open Thread

Here’s an open thread for the rest of the weekend. The weather is gorgeous in New York today, so I hope you’re out enjoying it. If not, the Mets and Marlins are the ESPN Sunday Night Game (Syndergaard vs. Volquez), plus all three local hockey teams are in action. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s win, or anything else right here. Just not religion or politics. Thanks in advance.

Saturday Night Open Thread

I missed this two weeks ago, but Mark Feinsand sat down with Brian Cashman for a pretty long interview. I thought it was interesting Cashman spoke about the need to change things up even after a successful season. I’ve long believed — and I’m pretty sure I’ve written this before — making changes each winter is crucial to avoid … complacency, I guess? Winning the World Series doesn’t mean you can bring the same team back and win again the next year.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing and MLB Network is showing a regional game. The Islanders, Devils, and Nets are all playing as well. Talk about those games, this evening’s loss, or anything else here. Just not religion or politics. Thanks in advance.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Once again, the Yankees had an off-day today. They had one Saturday, they had one Monday, they have one today, and they’ll have another one Tuesday. Love to have twice as many off-days in the first eleven days of April than in all of March. The threat of rain in a dome is real. Anyway, the Yankees are off again today. They’ll be back at it tomorrow night in Baltimore.

Here is an open thread for the night. The Mets are playing and MLB Network is showing a regional game. Also, all of the local hockey and basketball teams are playing except the Rangers. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics. Thanks in advance.

(The Yankees are off today, but it is Opening Day in the minors. The first DotF post of the year will be along later. If you can’t wait until then, here are the box scores.)

Monday Night Open Thread

Looking for some off-day reading? Check out Travis Sawchik’s article on Brian Cashman convincing ownership to sell last year. Cashman said he’s pushed to sell in the past — “(Robinson Cano) was, to me, someone we ultimately should have moved at the deadline but didn’t,” he said — but last year was the first time ownership gave him the thumbs up. Better late than never, I guess.

Here is the open thread for the night. ESPN is showing the Rangers and Indians now (Darvish vs. Kluber) and ESPN2 will have the Angels and Athletics later (Nolasco vs. Graveman). There’s also the college basketball championship game as well (9:20pm ET on CBS). Talk about those games, Sawchik’s article, or anything else right here.