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Sep
01

Labor Day Open Thread

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For the first time since 2005, the Yankees have an off-day on Labor Day. That is kinda weird. Not bad though. It’ll be nice to spend the holiday doing something else besides focusing on baseball. We’ll post any breaking news or whatnot, plus we will have the final DotF of the season later tonight, but otherwise use this thread to talk about whatever throughout the rest of the day. Enjoy the holiday, folks.

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Aug
31

Sunday Night Open Thread

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Here’s your open thread for the rest of the night. The ESPN Sunday Night Game is the Indians at the Royals (T.J. House vs. Danny Duffy), which, uh, I guess is a good matchup to hide on a holiday weekend. I know Kansas City is contending, but geez. Anyway, talk about that game, this afternoon’s loss, or anything else right here.

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Aug
30

Saturday Night Open Thread

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Here is your open thread for the rest of the night. MLB Network will air a regional game a little later on and there is a ton of college football on as well. Talk about those games, this afternoon’s loss, or anything else right here.

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Aug
30

Game 134: Big Mike in Toronto

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BIG MIKE IS HERE

Michael Pineda made his first start of the season (and as a Yankee!) in Toronto back in April, and today he’ll face the Blue Jays again, in his eighth start of the season. Pineda held the Jays to one run in six innings in his first start, though that was a really long time ago. I’m not sure how much seeing him once before will really help at this point. Either way, Toronto seems to have checked out on the season, so beat them again and inch closer in the second wildcard race. Here is the Blue Jays lineup and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. DH Carlos Beltran
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. C Brian McCann
  6. LF Martin Prado
  7. 2B Stephen Drew
  8. 3B Chase Headley
  9. RF Ichiro Suzuki
    RHP Michael Pineda

It’s cool and cloudy with a little bit of rain in Toronto today, so the Rogers Centre roof might be closed. This afternoon’s game will start a bit after 1pm ET and you can watch on YES locally and MLB Network nationally, depending on where you live. Enjoy the game.

Injury Update: Jacoby Ellsbury (ankle) is obviously not in the lineup and he was still limping in the clubhouse earlier today. With the off-day coming on Monday, my guess is he does not play tomorrow either and gets three straight days off.

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Aug
28

Thursday Night Open Thread

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Got a fun little quiz to pass along tonight: SB Nation put together a ten-question quiz about obscure baseball rules. I got six right out of ten and one of my correct answers was a total guess. There are a lot of really, really weird rules in this game. Check it out. It’s pretty fun.

Once you’ve done that, here is your open thread for the night. The Mets are playing plus both the (football) Giants and Jets are playing their final preseason games. Talk about those games, the quiz, this afternoon’s loss, or anything else right here.

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Aug
24

Sunday Night Open Thread

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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.

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Aug
23

Saturday Night Open Thread

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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.

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Aug
23

Game 127: Joe Torre Day

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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:

  1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  2. LF Brett Gardner
  3. C Brian McCann
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. DH Carlos Beltran
  6. 2B Martin Prado
  7. 3B Chase Headley
  8. SS Stephen Drew
  9. RF Ichiro Suzuki
    RHP Hiroki Kuroda

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 1pm ET and you can watch on YES. Enjoy.

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Aug
21

Thursday Night Open Thread

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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.

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Aug
18

Monday Night Open Thread

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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.

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