This is the first of many off-season open threads. In them we discuss whatever we want: whether it be the latest news and rumors in baseball or Selgy's feelings about the sobriety of the blogosphere. I will normally start it off with an interesting baseball factitude, but in honor of this exciting holiday I'll offer a New Year's Eve themed fun fact:
The famed New Year's Eve in Times Square (pictured below) is a grand tradition most well-known for the large ball that drops to bring in the new year. This tradition began in 1907 and has been carried out every year but 1942 and 1943 (due to wartime lights "dimouts").
So, what does everyone see in the upcoming year for our favorite team? Anyone have any grand plans for the evening?