Wednesday Night Open Thread

One of the Baby Bombers is officially another year older today. Happy 24th birthday to Greg Bird, who unfortunately missed the entire 2016 following shoulder surgery, but still figures prominently into the Yankees’ long-term plans. With all due respect to Tyler Austin, I think everyone is pulling for Bird to take the first base job and run with it in Spring Training, including the team itself. That would be cool.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Knicks and Nets are playing each other tonight, and that’s pretty much it for local sports. Talk about that game, Bird’s birthday, or any other non-politics stuff right here.

Tuesday Night Open Thread

Day Two of the GM Meetings came and went today, again with no real big news. I thought maybe we’d see a trade by now. Not necessarily involving the Yankees, just in general. Alas. There’s a lot of offseason left though. Plus I’m sure the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement is gumming up the works. Clubs want to know what they’re getting themselves into before making any major decisions.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The (hockey) Rangers, Devils, and Nets are all playing tonight, so talk about those games or anything else right here. Just not politics, please. I know it’s Election Day, but this is a baseball blog. People come here to forget about the real world. Thanks in advance.

Monday Night Open Thread

The first day of the GM Meetings came and went today with little action, though that’s not entirely unexpected. The GM Meetings are intended to cover various off-the-field matters around the league, and while there are some deals struck each year, it’s mostly about laying groundwork for transactions that happen later in the offseason. The offseason is young. Teams are still gauging the market.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Bills and Seahawks are the Monday Night Football game, and the Islanders are playing as well. Talk about those games or anything else right here. I know the election is tomorrow, but please, no politics. Thanks in advance.

Weekend Open Thread

Friday: So, who’s ready for the first weekend without baseball since February? Blah, this stinks. This is the worst time of year, the time when I realize exactly how much baseball means to my everyday existence. This cartoon seems appropriate:


Fun fact: I played Charlie Brown in an elementary school play once. True story. Had a DIY yellow shirt with the zig zag and everything. Gosh that was a long time ago.

Anyway, the Yankees won the 2009 World Series seven years ago tonight, so that’s really cool. Use this open thread to talk about that, the upcoming offseason, tonight’s Knicks and Nets games, or anything else right here.

Saturday: Here is the open thread once again. The Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game is on tonight (8pm ET on MLB Network and Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres, and Dillon Tate will all play at some point. Also, the three local hockey teams are in action, plus there’s college football on as well. Have at it.

Sunday: For the last time, here is the open thread. You’ve got all the day’s NFL action plus the Knicks, Rangers, and Devils are playing. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Well folks, baseball is over. The Cubs are the World Series champs and now we’re on to the offseason, which is fun in it’s own way. Not as good as actual games, but still fun. Here is the official list of the 139 free agents from the MLBPA. Hopefully the Yankees give us a lot to talk about these next few weeks and months.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Falcons and Buccaneers are the Thursday night NFL game, plus all three local hockey teams are in action. Talk about those games or anything else here.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

So tonight is for all the marbles. The Cubs and Indians play Game Seven of the World Series tonight in Cleveland. One extremely long title drought will come to an end and another will get a little longer. I’m pulling for the Cleveland Andrew Millers, but really, I just want a great game. Give me a classic. Something we’ll talk about the rest of our lives. Corey Kluber and Kyle Hendricks are the starters. FOX has the broadcast at 8pm.

This is tonight’s open thread. If for some reason you’re not going to watch the World Series, both the Knicks and Nets are in action tonight as well. Talk about whatever folks. Enjoy Game Seven.

Tuesday Night Open Thread

The World Series resumes tonight with Game Six at Progressive Field. The Indians lead the series three games to two, so a win tonight will clinch their first championship since way back in 1948. The Cubs are trying to force a Game Seven tomorrow night. I’m pulling for the Cleveland Andrew Millers, but I’d be cool with a Game Seven tomorrow. Tonight’s game will start at 8pm ET and you can watch on FOX. Josh Tomlin and Jake Arrieta are the scheduled starters.

Here is tonight’s open thread. In addition to the World Series, the Knicks, Islanders, and Rangers are all playing as well. You folks know these things work by now, so have at it.