Monday Night Open Thread

The calm before the storm. All of baseball has an off-day today before the postseason begins tomorrow night, at Yankee Stadium, with the AL Wild Card Game. Should be fun. With no Yankees baseball tonight, I recommend checking out this MLB.com feature, in which rival players scout various Yankees. It’s pretty great. I really enjoyed it.

Here is an open thread for the evening. The Redskins and Chiefs are the Monday Night Football game, and that’s pretty much it for sports tonight. Talk about anything other than politics and religion here. Thanks in advance.

Friday Night Open Thread

Hooray for 90 wins! Been a while since the Yankees were this good. I know anything can happen in the Wild Card Game, but damn, this sure has been six fun months of baseball. I am grateful for that. Anyway, Jeff Passan compiled his annual All-MLB Team. Six Yankees made the three teams, including three First-Teamers. Pretty cool. The Yankees have themselves quite the foundation going forward.

Here is an open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing tonight and MLB Network will have a regional game later on. Also, the Islanders are playing a preseason game, if that’s your thing. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s win, or anything else here, as long as it is not politics or religion. Thanks.

Monday Night Open Thread

The internet tells me 18,852 men have played Major League Baseball. Aaron Judge has now hit more home runs as a rookie than the other 18,851. Judge swatted his 49th and 50th home runs of the season this afternoon — would’ve been his 50th and 51st if not for that stupid triple! — breaking Mark McGwire’s rookie record. Big Mac hit 49 with the A’s in 1987. What an unbelievable season for Aaron. This is so damn fun.

Here is an open thread for the rest of the evening. The Mets are playing tonight and MLB Network is showing two regional games. The Cowboys and Cardinals are the Monday Night Football Game, plus all three local hockey teams are playing preseason games, if that’s your thing. It’s my thing. Sometimes, anyway. Talk about anything here that isn’t politics or religion. Thanks in advance.

Thursday Night Open Thread

So here we are. The final off-day of the regular season. The season seems to go by a little quicker with each passing year, doesn’t it? The Yankees still have ten games to play this season and they’re sitting pretty with a seven-game lead over the Twins for the top wildcard spot. They’re 8.5 games up on the Angels for a wildcard spot in general. Sure would be nice to catch the Red Sox though. The Yankees have gone 14-4 in their last 18 games and gained only 1.5 games on Boston. Sucks.

Anyway, here is an open thread for this Yankees baseball-less evening. FOX Sports 1 will have the Twins and Tigers, and MLB Network is showing a regional game. There’s also the weekly Thursday NFL game (Rams vs. 49ers). The Thursday game always stinks though, doesn’t it? Players don’t have enough time to recover after Sunday. Whatever. Talk about anything here that isn’t religion or politics. Have at it.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

What a series that was. The Yankees stomped the team trying to chase them down for the first wildcard spot and now have a seven-game lead over the Twins for homefield advantage in that Wild Card Game with ten games to play. I really hope this series was a Wild Card Game preview. Well, I hope the Yankees win the division, but if not, playing the Twins in the Wild Card Game ain’t too bad. Anyway, make sure you check out Jeff Sullivan’s piece on Luis Severino. He’s pretty awesome, today’s outing notwithstanding.

Here is an open thread for the night. ESPN will have games at 7pm ET (Red Sox vs. Orioles) and 10pm ET (Indians vs. Angels), both of which are relevant to the Yankees. They’re chasing the Red Sox, and an Angels loss means the magic number goes down again. Also, preseason hockey! Rangers vs. Devils tonight. I’ve been going through hockey withdrawals here. Talk about those games or anything else, as long as it’s not politics or religion. Thanks in advance.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

According to multiple reports out of Japan, two-way sensation Shohei Otani will be coming over to MLB this offseason. Those reports are unconfirmed, of course. Jim Allen, who I trust on the Otani beat more than anyone, only says Otani’s desire to come to MLB has not wavered. Kyodo News says the Nippon Ham Fighters and Otani will talk things over after the season. We’ll see. We went through several “he’s coming to MLB oh wait maybe not” cycles with Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka. No reason to think Otani will be any different.

Anyway, here is an open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing tonight and ESPN will have the Red Sox-Athletics (7pm ET) and Dodgers-Giants (10pm ET). Talk about those games, the ongoing Otani situation, this afternoon’s win, or anything else right here. Just not religion or politics. Get outta here with that.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Good win this afternoon. A win Gene Michael would’ve enjoyed. The Yankees dug in and put together some long at-bats — Kevin Gausman threw 79 pitches in three innings — and mashed the hell outta some taters. First series win in Baltimore since 2013. True story. The Yankees were basically one pitch away from a sweep too, but at least they won the series.

Here is an open thread for the night. The Mets are playing and MLB Network is showing regional games at 7pm ET and 10pm ET. Also, the NFL season begins tonight with the Chiefs and Patriots (8:30pm ET on NBC). Talk about anything here except religion and politics. Thanks.