Thursday Night Open Thread: 2/6/14

You guys, some pitchers and catchers reported to camp today. Sure, they weren’t Yankees’ players but this still means that baseball season is getting closer and closer! Not that you could tell looking out the window here in the northeast where it looks like the North Pole.

Anyway, today was a sad day in New York with the news of Ralph Kiner‘s passing. Even if you didn’t grow up a Mets fan in New York, you knew who Kiner was and knew his voice. And before he became one of better known voices of the Mets’ broadcasting team, he had one hell of a baseball career. Kiner was 91.

In other news, the Seattle Mariners signed Fernando Rodney so everyone who was worried that the Yankees might go out and get him can breathe a sigh of relief. He’ll be shooting invisible arrows at Safeco Field. Nelson Cruz may also be heading to Seattle though nothing is finalized as of this moment.

Since this is the open thread, you can discuss whatever you’d like. Be nice to your fellow IIATMS readers and to the writers and have a good night.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting about General Hospital and her cats.