Archive for: May, 2009

Friday Baseball Quick Hits

Day one of the post-Manny world was rocky for his Dodgers. The good news was that they scored nine runs. The bad news was that that was only against the lowly Nationals, and it wasn’t enough runs to win. There’s not much in that game that can be blamed on the loss of Manny directly, […]

Say it ain’t so, Manny

After reading the news yesterday and reading my colleague’s insightful blog on Manny Ramirez, I had to chime in on the situation. Just when you think the air may be clear in MLB, it clouds up again with accusations and evidence of wrongdoing. Because it’s baseball the effects are huge on the game, the world […]

Oh, Manny, Manny, Manny!

There’s only one big story in sports today, and it is far from a pretty one. Hitting savant Manny Ramirez joins the frustratingly long list of high profile drug cheats in major league baseball, and becomes the first of them to get caught red-handed and face immediate and concrete punishment. For several reasons this story […]

Mid-Week Notes

Interesting little note for horseplayers coming out of Belmont Park. The field was set today for Saturday’s Peter Pan Stakes, a Grade 2 race over 1 1/8 miles that has become a well-used prep race for future Belmont Stakes runners. It’s a pretty solid seven horse field. There’s a horse entered named Scorewithcater, a New […]

More Baseball Notes

For your viewing pleasure you get a double dose of baseball news and thoughts today. There is so much interesting news going on these days that you can hardly help but think about what it means for us betting types. The Jays. There is just no way to look at them and make them make […]

MLB Quickshots

The Major League Baseball season is more than a month old. Here’s what’s happening with just 136 games to go in the season. Humanly Possible? Kansas City Royals starter Zack Greinke cannot be real. In six games he is 6-0. In 45 innings, he’s notched 54 Ks. He has allowed just 30 hits, no homeruns […]

Cleveland Cavaliers Versus Atlanta Hawks

The first seed Cleveland Cavaliers easily handled the Detroit Pistons in round one of the NBA playoffs, winning the series four games to zip. However, the fourth seed Atlanta Hawks had a much tougher time dispatching the fifth seed Miami Heat, finally taking the series in the seventh game.  In the regular season, the Cavs […]

Boston Celtics Versus Orlando Magic

In the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the second seed Boston Celtics will meet the third seed Orlando Magic. Boston went the full run against the Chicago Bulls, the seventh seed, finally beating them in the seventh game. The Magic met and were victorious over the Philadelphia 76ers, taking their series four games to two. In their […]

Notes From Back In The Real World

It’s not particularly surprising that LeBron James was named MVP today – he certainly deserved it. What was surprising, though, is the margin by which he won it. There are 121 first place votes cast, and James picked up 109 of them. He’s the youngest player since Moses Malone in 1979 to win the award, […]

Los Angeles Lakers Versus Houston Rockets

In round one, the Los Angeles Lakers, the number one seed in the West, easily dispatched the Utah Jazz in five games to move onto the Western Conference Semifinals. Meantime, in the initial round of the NBA playoffs, the fifth seed Houston Rockets beat the fourth seed Portland Trailblazers four games to two. Thus the […]

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