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Monday Night Open Thread

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1 RIYank   ~  Sep 23, 2013 5:09 pm

Alex, can you unitalicize the end of the "When and Where" comments? I left the tag open.

2 BobbyB   ~  Sep 23, 2013 5:27 pm

Ok, I'll get things started. What do you think the opening day lineup will be in 2014? Going to have Cano in it? What about Gritner? Ryan or Jeter at SS? Granderson or Ichiro? I do see Romine at catcher and Tex back at first. The rest of my crystal ball is cloudy, kind of like the Yankee future.

3 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Sep 23, 2013 5:40 pm

[2] Cano yes, Gritner yes. Ichiro maybe - can he restore some of the OBP, and what are the alternatives? Grandy cloudy. Jeter at 3B or DH. Teix back but out a lot again. Would love to find a catcher under the tree this December.

4 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2013 6:30 pm

Manny Machado left the game against the Rays with an *ugly* looking potential knee injury.


5 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 23, 2013 6:45 pm

So here's the thing, due to a clerical error on my part, the hint implied the wrong date on the photo; it should have been five years instead of two. Therefore the real answer should be:

The Manhattan Criminal Court Building (right) and the Manhattan Detention Center (The Tombs, left) connected by "The Bridge of Sighs", c. 1907

The Manhattan Criminal Court Building was built in 1894, while the detention center, which would subsequently inherit the moniker The Tombs, was built in 1902 along with the bridge connecting the two. Knowing that, you would know that the picture was taken sometime during or after 1902. However, I posted the wrong number of years in the hint, which I discovered after RIYank submitted the names of the buildings and the dates they were built. D'oh!

So, everyone who submitted what they knew was the right answer for the buildings and dates at or near the real photo date gets a root beer. Anyone who didn't give a date, but got the buildings and the bonus nickname gets a cream soda. At this very moment, I don't have time to write all you winners on the thread, but you'll be accounted for before night's end. Thanks and we'll play again soon!

6 RIYank   ~  Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm

Yes, particularly difficult because we've never seen those actual buildings! Extra super bonus: what would you see if you went to look for them now?

Was there any other way to get at least the approximate date? I thought maybe the presence of the digging crew provided some kind of clue.

7 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 23, 2013 7:16 pm

Not really, just knowing when the buildings were built, including the bridge, then having a correct hint would be the only way to deduce the particular year. There were several other pics floating around the net with similar dates, but the buildings and the bridge were the most obvious clue. The digging might have been incidental, but indicative of perhaps recent development. Another clue is the style of clothing the people are wearing; the coattails and derby hats are vintage turn-of-the-century fashion.

8 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2013 7:26 pm

Stumbling onto Bridge of Sighs after googling for buildings that resemble NYC hall was key.

9 MSM35   ~  Sep 23, 2013 8:00 pm

Was in Venice last month. Thought that was the Bridge of Sighs site. Who is Gritner?
Have run into Cash. on the JetBlue flight to Tampa from Westchester Airport. If I do again what should I tell him?

10 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2013 8:10 pm

[4] Holy shit. I just saw that a moment ago and came her to see if anyone mentioned. What a freak accident. Damn that sucks.

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2013 8:42 pm

[10] Terrible..such a great young player.

[7] I'm behind on this series, need to read the last two!

12 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 24, 2013 7:13 am

Now with the NY Giants looking old and ineffective, we have bookends to our discontent.

So sorry about Machado, I hope he returns fully able in the Spring, and somehow becomes a Yankee (I can dream).

And, can we take pleasure of knocking out the Rays from the post season? I much rather see KC and Cleveland in the wild card slots. The Yankees will somehow sweep the Rays starting tonight.

13 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 24, 2013 7:57 am

I felt really upset about Manny all night. Hoping it isn't as bad as it looked.

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