Saturday Open Thread

We’re still a few hours away from first pitch between the Yankees and Angels, so here’s an open thread to keep you busy for the time being. The Mets and Giants are on FOX Sports 1 (4pm ET), there are some NFL preseason games on as well, plus the Olympics are still going on. Talk about that stuff or whatever else here. The regular game thread will be along later.

Friday Night Open Thread

The Yankees are in Orange County and start their three-game series with the Angels a little later tonight. Here’s an open thread to hold you over until the regular game thread comes along. MLB Network is showing some regional games, and apparently there’s a preseason NFL game on as well. The Olympics are still going too. Talk about that stuff or anything else here.

Thursday Night Open Thread

It actually is Thursday today. I double-checked after making a little headline mistake with yesterday’s open thread. My bad. Anyway, I recommend checking out this Rob Arthur article on baseball’s rising home run rate. The article is a week old but I didn’t get a chance to read it until today. Pretty good stuff. Give it a whirl.

Here is tonight’s open thread. MLB Network is showing some regional games, the Mets are playing out on the West Coast later tonight, and there’s some preseason NFL games on as well as the Olympics. You folks know how these open threads work, so have at it.

Thursday Wednesday Night Open Thread

I missed this the other day: David Laurila interviewed righty Ben Heller when the Yankees were in Boston last week. Heller came over from the Indians in the Andrew Miller trade and was called up for a few days last week, though he did not appear in a game. I’m certain we’ll see him again when rosters expand in September. Maybe even sooner.

Anyway, here is the open thread for the night. ESPN is showing the Red Sox and Orioles, and the Mets are playing out on the West Coast later tonight. The Olympics are on too. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s loss, or anything else here. Have at it.

Sunday Open Thread

That was a really fun weekend, wasn’t it? Yeah, today’s loss sucked, but those games happen to every team a few times a season. This weekend we said goodbye to Alex Rodriguez and hello to both Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge. We also celebrated the 1996 World Series team and Mariano Rivera. Pretty great. Mo’s ceremony today was awesome. Hard to think there will be a better weekend in Yankeeland this season.

Anyway, here’s an open thread for the rest of the day. The ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game is the Cardinals at the Cubs (Leake vs. Lackey), plus the Olympics are on and there’s a preseason football game as well. Talk about that stuff or anything else right here.

Saturday Open Thread

Man that 1996 World Series reunion ceremony this afternoon was pretty damn awesome, wasn’t it? I can’t believe it’s been 20 years already. As I’ve said, that was the first Yankees championship of my lifetime, so that team is always going to be special to me. Well done with the ceremony, Yankees.

I didn’t think the day could any better after that, but then Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge went out and hit back-to-back home runs in their first two big league at-bats.

Today was a good day. Best of the season, I’d say.

Anyway, here is the open thread for the rest of the day. The Mets are playing tonight and FOX Sports 1 is airing some games throughout the night as well. The Olympics are on too. Talk about all that stuff or anything else right here. Stay cool.

Monday Night Open Thread

Today is an off-day for the Yankees, who head up to Boston next for a three-game set with the Red Sox. Alex Rodriguez played his first MLB game at Fenway Park, back in 1994 when he was only 18, so I guess it’s kinda fitting his last road series will be there as well. Hopefully he gets to play these next few games.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The baseball schedule is light today, but MLB Network will air a regional game tonight. The Olympics are on as well, so talk about that stuff or anything else right here. Just don’t be a jerk.