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Here is your open thread for the rest of the weekend. The ESPN Sunday night game is a real good one, the Angels at the Athletics (Weaver vs. Kazmir). They’re tied atop the AL West and the first two games of the series have been pretty exciting. There’s also a preseason NFL game on as well. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s walk-off win, or anything else right here.
Here is your open thread for the rest of the night. The Mets are playing later tonight plus there’s an NFL preseason game on somewhere. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s Joe Torre number retirement ceremony (video above), this afternoon’s win, or anything else right here.
Prior to this afternoon’s game against the White Sox, the Yankees will retire No. 6 in honor of Joe Torre. The team’s long-time manager was unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era committee last December, thanks mostly to his time running the Yankees. He was a damn fine player in his day, though.
Torre spent the 1996-2007 seasons with the Yankees, leading the team to ten AL East titles, six AL pennants, and four World Series championships. He is second on the franchise’s all-time games managed (1,942) and managerial wins (1,173) list, behind only Joe McCarthy. Say what you want about his managerial style and his book The Yankee Years, but Torre definitely deserves to have his number retired in my opinion. No brainer, really. Once Derek Jeter‘s No. 2 is inevitably retired, the Yankees will be out of single-digit numbers. Crazy.
This afternoon’s number retirement ceremony is scheduled to begin at 12:15pm ET or so. It’s cool and cloudy in New York, but there is no rain in the forecast, so that’s good. The ceremony will be carried on YES but I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see it on MLB.tv. Usually they don’t show these pre-game ceremonies. Here is the White Sox lineup and here is the Yankees lineup for this afternoon’s game:
- CF Jacoby Ellsbury
- LF Brett Gardner
- C Brian McCann
- 1B Mark Teixeira
- DH Carlos Beltran
- 2B Martin Prado
- 3B Chase Headley
- SS Stephen Drew
- RF Ichiro Suzuki
RHP Hiroki Kuroda
First pitch is scheduled for a little after 1pm ET and you can watch on YES. Enjoy.
Earlier today, MLB announced that Robinson Cano, Albert Pujols, Adam Jones, and Yasiel Puig will headline a group of players heading over to Japan to play a five-game All-Star series against the Japanese National Team in November. Ron Washington will manage. The rest of the roster will be unveiled at a later date, and I have to think a Yankee will go given the team’s popularity and marketability. The question is who. Jacoby Ellsbury? Brett Gardner? Maybe Dellin Betances? Pitchers will be tricky because they’ll either have a long layoff (miss postseason) or a heavy workload (play in postseason). I guess we’ll find out soon enough. I’ll be very surprised if the Yankees don’t send a player.
Here is tonight’s open thread. The Staten Island Yankees will be on SNY, plus the Little League World Series is on and MLB Network will air a regional game. There’s also a preseason NFL game on as well. Lots of sports tonight. Sports sports sports. Talk about any of those games, November’s All-Star series in Japan, this afternoon’s win, or anything else right here.
For the third time in the last seven days, the Yankees are off today. Enjoy it, they only have two more scheduled off-days the rest of the season (Sept. 1st and 8th, both Mondays). With yesterday’s win over the Rays, the Yankees are 8-5 in games immediately prior to a scheduled off-day this year. That doesn’t mean anything, but I always enjoy the off-day a little bit more following a win.
Here is your open thread for the night. The baseball schedule is very light, but MLB Network will air a regional game plus the Little League World Series is on. There’s also a preseason NFL game on as well (Browns vs. Redskins). Talk about those games or anything else here.
Here is your open thread for the last few hours of the weekend. The ESPN Sunday Night Game is the Athletics and Braves (Lester vs. Minor), plus FOX is carrying a preseason NFL game. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s win, or whatever else is on your mind right here.
Here is your open thread for the rest of the night. The Mets are playing, the Little League World Series is on, and both the (football) Giants and Jets are playing preseason games. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s win, or anything else right here.
The Yankees are off tonight, meaning they won’t blow another lead to the Orioles. Small victories, I guess. Use this thread to talk about whatever you like. The Mets are playing, MLB Network is airing a regional game, the Little League World Series is on, and there’s a preseason NFL game on as well. Lots to watch while the Yankees are off. Talk about anything and everything right here.
The Yankees were rained out tonight, and earlier this afternoon they announced Michael Pineda will start tomorrow night’s game as scheduled. Shane Greene is being pushed back to Saturday, with Brandon McCarthy going Friday and Chris Capuano going Sunday. The Yankees are taking advantage of the rainout and Thursday’s off-day by giving Hiroki Kuroda a nice seven-day rest. He needs it.
Here is your open thread for the Yankees baseball-less lineup. The Mets are playing, MLB Network will air a regional game, plus the Little League World Series is on. Talk about any of those games or anything else right here.
Here is your open thread for the rest of the night. The ESPN Sunday Night Game is the Braves and Nationals (Wood vs. Gonzalez), so talk about that game, this afternoon’s loss, or anything else on your mind right here.