31 Results for month: 08/2015

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 8/7/15

The GOP debate took over Twitter on Thursday evening. But prior to that event, Arian Foster was one of the hot trenders on the popular social media platform. Foster made news in a revealing ESPN interview in which he stated that he was not a man of faith. I read the conversation and came away concluding that Foster is a really interesting individual, and ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 8/6/15

Quick blog entry tonight, skipping the usual daily commentary. But no day off as far as the free play is concerned, of course. I'll look at the clash at Wrigley between the Giants and Cubs to the Thursday comp. GIANTS (Heston) @ CUBS (Hammel) Take: GIANTS +117 (Don Best Consensus line at publication time) Two serious playoff contenders open a big ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 8/5/15

I think it's safe to say that the Washington Nationals are a big disappointment with only 1/3 of the regular season remaining. They're still very much in the playoff hunt. But the Nats are already dead as a doornail in terms of the pre-season win projection at the books, and if the campaign were to end today they would be heading to the golf course rather ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 8/4/15

Okay, I just can't let this one go. I'll preface this by stating that I had no action on the Rays/White Sox game on Monday evening. So this isn't one of those sour grapes rants. It's just a description of some truly horrendous decision making that might very well have cost the White Sox a critical win. Here's the scenario. Bottom of the ninth, Rays up ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 8/3/15

Now that I've had a couple of days to digest all the activity leading up to the non-waiver trading deadline, I've come up with my biggest winner and biggest loser based on what transpired. The Blue Jays are in a category all by themselves. Toronto was clearly the big gambler, pushing all-in to try and land a playoff spot this season. This is a real high ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 8/2/15

Ronda Rousey obliterated yet another overwhelmed opponent at UFC 190. I can't say it's boring, because she's an exciting personality and a tremendous talent. But there's simply no suspense, unless it's whether I can hold my breath for the entire duration of any of her fights. So far, no problem. I've decided to put on my matchmaker's hat, as at some ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 8/1/15

The non-waiver trade deadline arrived as scheduled on Friday afternoon, but the flurry of expected activity from a supposed seller never happened. The buzz heading into the final day was that the Padres would be wheeling and dealing. But GM AJ Preller never pulled the trigger on any major deals. This generated some criticism among some former GM's who ... More