24 Results for month: 07/2016

Cokin’s Corner

Next edition will be this Friday, July 15 as baseball action returns following the All-Star break.   More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 7/11/16

Hers's a quick rundown on the blog schedule for the next two weeks. I've got my Home Run Derby guess in this edition. Next blog will be available late Thursday evening, as baseball action resumes following the All-Star break. Next week is my annual Del Mar journey, where I will undoubtedly contribute to the local economy, but will do so with a smile. I ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 7/10/16

It's break time! I'll have a brief Monday blog with my annual Home Run Derby guess. That will do it till baseball resumes following the All-Star break. I will definitely not be playing that game. As for Sunday, I generally keep it very light on the final day before the break. Lots of the players have their minds more on their mini-break than they do on ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 7/9/16

They're each lefties. Both have had tough times, with injuries playing a significant role. But the first half of the 2016 campaign has seen these two veteran pitchers excel, in spite of flying somewhat under the radar thanks to being on weaker teams. Now this duo is hot stuff as far as being candidates to be heading to a contender with the trade deadline ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 7/8/16

Quick edition today, as I'm passing on the commentary portion. Thursday produced a tiny gain at worst. I lost my BC play in the CFL. The Over in the Winnipeg-Hamilton game was fortunately played early in the week when the Total was at either 51.5 or 52, so no worse than a push there. That one looked like a snap as it was on 52 heading to the fourth ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 7/7/16

I haven't been anything more than a casual UFC fan, basically since its inception several years ago. So I guess I'm not as disappointed as more dedicated fans about the cancellation of the UFC 200 main event due to what appears to be a positive drug test for Jon Jones. Make no mistake, this is bad news. Jones-Cormier was a very anticipated main event on ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 7/6/16

The lineups are almost set, so I guess it's time for my annual All-Star rant. I honestly thought this annual exercise was going to come to a very warranted conclusion when Rob Manfred took the commissioner reigns upon the retirement of Bud Selig. But Manfred still hasn't undone the single dumbest decision Selig ever made. Too many years have passed since ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 7/5/16

Kevin Durant is now a Golden State Warrior, and wake me when the 2016-17 NBA Conference Finals roll around. I know it's sports and anything can happen. But this has the prospect of being the least interesting regular season in any sport, maybe ever, or at least since I've followed sports. That's roughly about the same time dirt was invented, so it's a ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 7/4/16

Happy Independence Day to all! I know that basketball fans in one city are going to be celebrating today, while the mood might be a bit somber for residents of a few other NBA cities. Kevin Durant is supposed to make it official today, with an announcement as to where he'll be showcasing his talents in hopes of getting that championship ring this coming ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 7/3/16

I'm skipping the commentary in this edition. Instead, a brief outline of what will be coming up over the next few weeks. Much of my non-baseball handicapping time right now is being dedicated to college football, so I would expect to begin posting some previews on an intermittent basis throughout July and August. I'm not going to writeup each school, but ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 7/2/16

The usual late Friday evening abridged version of the blog, with just the Saturday free play. I got a bit fortunate on the Friday comp, as the Giants overcame an early deficit and then barely held off a potential ninth inning Arizona rally. But, considering how many of those late swings have gone the wrong way, I think I had a good break coming. Here's the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 7/1/16

The MLB non-waiver trading deadline is still one full month away. But if a busy finish to June is a harbinger of things to come, baseball fans could be in for some serious activity over the next four or so weeks. Two deals were made on Thursday, and each should prove to be interesting. The Dodgers decided they could not afford to wait around to add a ... More