30 Results for month: 04/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 4/30/17

Thud. That's the first word that came to mind for me when I saw Adam Eaton go down with what certainly looked like a serious knee injury on Friday night. The centerpiece of an off-season trade between the Nationals and White Sox that drew widespread criticism, Eaton was off to a tremendous start for his new team. I was on the opposite side of most of ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 4/29/17

The Utah Jazz didn't deserve to win Game Six on Friday night as they sought to close out the Los Angeles Clippers. Nevertheless, the Jazz found themselves in position to force a tie and a potential overtime. The Clippers were in melt mode and Gordon Hayward was on a monster late game run  for Utah. And then it happened. The Jazz had the ball and also ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 4/28/17

Team chemistry is generally more of a hot button topic in football, basketball and hockey than it is in baseball. I've always wondered why, because I think it's just as key in baseball than the other sports. I also think we're seeing a good example of a team with some questionable clubhouse chemistry right now in the Boston Red Sox. I'm not going to do a ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 4/27/17

Fernando Rodney had a very bad Wednesday evening. The closer for the Diamondbacks got lit up and then some in a spectacular blown save against the Padres. Rodney has been around for what seems like forever. His nickname ought to be "The Cat" considering how many lives he's lived over all these years. Rodney and his invisible arrow have been on the brink ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 4/26/17

This will be the quickie blog for this week. Fast recap of Tuesday's action, and the Wednesday free play, which is actually an NHL series selection. I only played one game on Tuesday, and my team scored nine runs. So, must've been an easy winner, right? Uh, not quite. My side also gave up 19 runs, and lost two players to injuries in the process. Let's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 4/25/17

Okay, so I need to address a topic in the Las Vegas gambling circle that's getting loads of attention. Many of you reading this space are undoubtedly aware that a certain high visibility LV sports bettor has encountered some recent legal issues. I've been asked at least 20 times in the past couple weeks why I haven't brought this up for discussion on ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 4/24/17

Very few complaints about the level of play in the NHL playoffs. Loads of complaints about the format, and with good reason. Sorry, but I cannot comprehend how anyone thought the setup being utilized this season was ever a good idea. As a result, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are meeting in the second round of the Cup playoffs. Great ... More

Cokn’s Corner, Sunday 4/23/17

CB Bucknor is a veteran big league baseball umpire. He's having a really rough week. Actually, more like a rough decade. Bucknor has been continuously rated in anonymous player polls as the worst MLB umpire. Among the fans, although this is conjecture on my part and totally unscientific, it has been a lengthy coin flip between Angel Hernandez and Bucknor.... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 4/22/17

There are sequences that take place in every sport that never make it to the box score, but are of paramount importance when it comes to the result. This isn't meant as a rip on Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, but let's just say his decision making in Friday's game against the San Diego Padres didn't exactly pay off. Bottom of the seventh inning, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 4/21/17

History was made on Thursday night in the NBA playoffs. The Cleveland Cavaliers, the reigning champs who've looked like anything but a favorite to repeat lately, pulled off the greatest post-season  comeback in NBA history. And make no mistake, they did it with defense. Obviously, the Cavaliers were going to have to heat up offensively after trailing by ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 4/20/17

Quick blog today, with only the Wednesday recap and the Thursday free play. Wednesday was okay. Winner with the Cardinals, my Indians-Twins play got rained out, and the Ducks series play got closed out the right way. Solid 2-0, and on to Thursday. Here's the daily free play, this time in the NBA. SPURS at GRIZZLIES Take: SPURS -3.5 Memphis ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 4/19/17

The top seed in the NBA Eastern Conference is in deep trouble. The Boston Celtics now find themselves in dire straits after dropping both Games One and Two to the #8 seeded Chicago Bulls. It's easy to look at the results of the first two games and simply arrive at the conclusion that the Bulls are playing good ball and Boston isn't. But I really think ... More