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Oct
31

Weekend Open Thread

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On this date five years ago, the Yankees came back to beat the Phillies 8-5 in Game Three of the 2009 World Series after an 80-minute rain delay, giving New York a two games to one series lead. Philadelphia scored three runs in the second thanks in part to a Jayson Werth homer, but the Bombers rallied to tie on an Alex Rodriguez two-run homer — it hit off a camera in right and had to be reviewed — and Andy Pettitte‘s run-scoring single against Cole Hamels. Johnny Damon doubled in two, Werth hit another homer off Pettitte, and Nick Swisher and pinch-hitter Hideki Matsui plated insurance runs with solo homers. Mariano Rivera got the final two outs for the save. Here’s the box score.

I don’t have many decent links for this weekend, plus I don’t want to interrupt our little 2009 World Series recap, so I’m going to cut straight to the open thread part now. The links will be back next Friday, I promise. None of the local hockey and basketball teams are playing tonight, but it is Friday, so it’s a good night to get out of the house and unwind. Talk about whatever here.

Quiz!: The 2014 Yankees roster Sporcle quiz is out. It’s a good way to drive yourself nuts for ten minutes. I got 53 out of 58 and didn’t miss anyone obvious.

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Oct
30

Thursday Night Open Thread

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The first day of the offseason is in the books. Only another 113 of these left to go until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. The Yankees and Phillies did not play on this date in 2009 because it was a travel day between Games Two and Three, so our little recap of the 2009 World Series will continue tomorrow. Kinda crazy that series was only two games old on this date and this year’s World Series is already over after the full seven games.

Here is your open thread for the night. The Saints and Panthers are the Thursday NFL game and both the Devils and Knicks are playing as well. From what I hear, the Knicks are playing the Cavaliers in LeBron James’ return to Cleveland. That’ll be cool. Talk about whatever you like right here.

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Oct
29

Wednesday Night Open Thread

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Five years ago tonight, the Yankees rallied to beat Pedro Martinez and even the 2009 World Series at one win apiece. Mark Teixeira hit a game-tying solo homer in the fourth and Hideki Matsui hit a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth. Jorge Posada singled in an insurance run in the seventh and Mariano Rivera threw two scoreless innings for the save. Here’s the box score. I’ll always remember Game Two as A.J. Burnett‘s finest moment in pinstripes — he struck out nine in seven innings of one-run ball with the Yankees facing an 0-2 series hole heading back to Philadelphia. Here’s video of his outing.

Here is your open thread for the night. The Giants and Royals are playing Game Seven of the World Series (Hudson vs. Guthrie, 8pm ET on FOX) and I really hope it will be more entertaining than the rest of the series. Five of the six games have been decided by 5+ runs. ZZzzzz. Anyway, the Knicks and Nets both begin their seasons tonight, so talk about any of these games or anything else right here.

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Oct
28

Tuesday Night Open Thread

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Five years ago today, the Yankees and Phillies played Game One of the 2009 World Series. The Yankees got absolutely manhandled by Cliff Lee that night, as I’m sure you remember. Chase Utley hit two solo homeruns off CC Sabathia — Sabathia allowed just three homers to left-handed hitters during the regular season — and the Phillies won the game 6-1. There was panic in the streets of RAB. Here’s the box score. The 2009 Yankees are the only team in the last ten years to win the World Series after dropping Game One.

Here is your open thread for the evening. The Giants and Royals are playing Game Six of the World Series tonight (Peavy vs. Ventura, 8pm ET), and San Francisco can clinch their third championship in the last five years. Kansas City is trying to force a Game Seven. The NBA season starts tonight, though neither the Knicks nor Nets are playing. Both the Devils and Islanders are in action though. Discuss any of those games or anything else right here.

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Oct
27

Monday Night Open Thread

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Good news, sorta. MLB, the Yankees, and the Mets are stepping up to replace the items stolen from the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center earlier this month. Among the items stolen were two of Yogi’s three AL MVP awards as well as all ten of his World Series rings. Geez. There is a $15,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest, though authorities and museum representatives fear the items won’t be recovered. That’s a damn shame.

Here is tonight’s open thread. It’s a travel day for the World Series, so there’s no baseball tonight. The Redskins and Cowboys will be on Monday Night Football and the (hockey) Rangers are playing as well. Feel free to talk about those games or anything else here.

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Oct
26

Weekend Open Thread

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Friday: Here is your open thread for tonight and the next two nights as well. The Royals and Giants resume the World Series in a little bit (Guthrie vs. Hudson, 8pm ET on FOX), plus both the Knicks (preseason) and Devils (regular season) are playing. Talk about those games or anything else right here.

Saturday: Same deal, this is your open thread. The Royals and Giants are playing Game Four of the World Series (Vargas vs. Vogelsong, 8pm ET on FOX) and all three local hockey teams are playing. Have at it.

Sunday: Once again, this is your open thread for the night. The Royals and Giants will play Game Five of the World Series later (Shields vs. Bumgarner, 8pm ET on FOX) and the late NFL game is the Redskins and Cowboys. Talk about those games or whatever else is on your mind here.

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Oct
23

Thursday Night Open Thread

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Here is your open thread for the night. Today is an off-day for the World Series as the Royals and Giants travel from Kansas City to San Francisco. The Islanders are playing and the Thursday NFL game is the Chargers and Broncos. Feel free to talk about those games or whatever else is on your mind right now.

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Oct
22

Wednesday Night Open Thread

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Here is your nightly open thread. The Royals and Giants are playing Game Two of the World Series a little later tonight (8pm ET on FOX). It’ll be Yordano Ventura against Jake Peavy. Both the Knicks and Nets are playing preseason games as well. Talk about any of that stuff and more right here.

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Oct
21

Tuesday Night Open Thread

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Here is your open thread for the evening. The World Series finally (finally!) gets underway tonight (8pm ET on FOX). It’ll be James Shields against Big Game Madison Bumgarner. All three local hockey teams are playing as well. Talk about those games or whatever else is on your mind right here.

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Oct
20

Monday Night Open Thread

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Long-time Oriole and short-time Yankee Brian Roberts has retired, he confirmed to Dan Connolly. “It was just kind of my time. There were numerous reasons that I felt like I couldn’t play at a level that I was accustomed to and wanted to play at if I continued to play. I always said that I wasn’t going to be the guy that tried to hang on as long as I could,” he said. Roberts played 1,327 of his 1,418 career games with the O’s. The other 91 were in pinstripes this past season.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The World Series finally starts tomorrow. The Texans and Steelers are the Monday Night Football game, plus both the Knicks and Nets are playing preseason games. Talk about any of that stuff and more right here.

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