31 Results for month: 05/2013

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 5/19/13

The 2013 baseball season is now 25% complete. So here's a quick rundown of my award winners in each league for the first quarter of the campaign. My NL MVP goes to Justin Upton. The Braves OF has lit it up right from the starting gate, and the early returns on the blockbuster trade with the Diamondbacks are pretty lopsided on the Braves side. Upton is ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 5/18/13

We're roughly 1/4 of the way through the 2013 MLB season.  Who are your early award winners in each league? MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager, offer up your opinion on my Twitter page (@davecokin). I'll be curious to see how many agree with my choices, and I'll post those here tomorrow. Short card looms for me on Saturday, as I'm currently on just two ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 5/17/13

It's very easy to tear apart coaches and managers after the fact. Almost all of us do so on a regular basis, media and fans alike. Most of the time it's just meaningless ranting, and more often than not the criticism is mostly unwarranted. But there are times when a blunder is so ridiculously awful that it has to be talked about, and that's what I'm about ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 5/16/13

Solid profit on the Wednesday card, and the free play on the Royals was an easy winner as well. Despite the more limited than usual Thursday agenda, it looks like a big card for me as there are numerous advantage situations and I'm not going to be shy about playing them. You can receive the entire card for $50 or score a week of plays for $250 by clicking ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 5/15/13

Back to back red ink nights for me. Nothing disastrous, as there haven't been a load of plays. but the results have not been positive. Tuesday night was more than a little frustrating as the losses fell into the blown multi-run lead category, while the winner was a blowout. That's the way it rolls sometimes, and the only thing to do is get right back to ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 5/14/13

No fun starting a new week in the red, but I landed on the wrong side of a couple of baseball plays and will have to dig out tonight. The Tuesday night slate appears to offer some strong opportunities to do exactly that, and I've already played a pair of sides plus one O/U.  More than likely, I'll be adding at least a couple more to that lineup, but I'm ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 5/13/13

I ended up with just one play on Sunday, but the Giants worked out just fine, closing out a nice weekend.  I'm already on a pair for Monday night on the diamond, and those are available for purchase by clicking on the tab on the right side of the page. Note that when you buy either a day or by the week, you get ALL the plays for that time frame, not just ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 5/12/13

Normally one just shrugs off a 2-2 day and moves on to what's next. But my split on Saturday fell into the realm of utter aggravation. The Padres overcame a four-run deficit to take the lead at Tampa Bay. The Friars were about to walk off the field with a great win, but Nick Hundley could not hold on to a game ending foul tip. Ben Zobrist eventually worked ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 5/11/13

Okay night for me on Friday. Missed by a bunch with the Cubs, but got there comfortably with the Angels/White Sox Over and the Yankees. New feature on this website available starting today, which is the ability to purchase my personal card online for the day or by the week. The online rates are $50 daily or $250 weekly, and will include all my plays, not ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 5/10/13

So Bud Selig wants to protect the "human element" in baseball. That seems to be his argument for limiting the expanded use of replay.  Bud apparently doesn't realize it, but he's stuck in the 2oth century and as a result, he damages the true growth of the game with the younger demographic. There's an entire generation of sports fans who are growing up with ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 5/9/13

The unlikely Reds rally against Craig Kimbrel on Tuesday night appears to have triggered a nice little hot streak for me. Solid profits on the Wednesday card with all but one of my personal plays getting home, and whatever was ailing me over the weekend as far as my plays are concerned seems to have been cured. A quick note for those who might be new to ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 5/8/13

I'll never cease to be amazed how one lucky break almost always seems to lead to everything else falling right into place. That was the case for me last night. Following a rough three-day stretch, things were looking bleak yet again as the Reds were down one run to Craig Kimbrel and the Braves. Down to their last strike, I basically needed a miracle...and ... More