Monday Afternoon Open Thread: The Old Timers’ Day Hangover Edition

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My view from 420C

Yesterday I attended my 16th Old Timers’ Day in a row.

It’s my favorite day of the baseball season and I enjoy it even more than Opening Day because I love the history of the New York Yankees. I like seeing guys I haven’t seen in years and I like seeing the mainstay old timers’ who are there every year.

My Old Timers’ streak is the one streak I will not allow to come to an end. I’ve already screwed up my long opening day streak and my long opening weekend series streak but the Old Timers’ Day streak will stay intact no matter what. I want to be 74 years-old attending my 50th Old Timers’ Day in a row and watching as Derek Jeter slowly jogs out of the Yankees’ dugout with his belt way up high, over his expanding old man belly.

A girl can dream, right?

Anyway, the Old Timers’ game was fun and those players probably would have scored more than the current Yankees did against the Orioles yesterday. Jesse Barfield outscored the Yankees by himself. Yikes.

Feel free to discuss whatever you’d like here. Again, be respectful to your fellow IIATMS readers in the comments and have fun.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.