31 Results for month: 05/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/19/17

Words speak louder than actions. The old expression is actually the opposite, but in 2017, the words matter more. This is not surprising, as we're very sensitive as a society to anyone's feelings being hurt. I'm not excusing the word Kevin Pillar evidently used on Wednesday evening when the Blue Jays outfielder got upset with Atlanta pitcher Jason ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/18/17

The bad news for the Boston Celtics is that it doesn't appear they have much of a shot to upset the Cleveland Cavaliers and get to the NBA Championship Series. The good news for the Boston Celtics is that their solid post-season got even better a couple nights again when they won the draft lottery, meaning they now have this year's overall top pick. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/17/17

This will be one of the abbreviated blogs, with a recap of the Tuesday action, a short service plug and the Wednesday free play. Tuesday turned out to be a very needed nice night. Tough loss on the Yankees-Royals Over, as there were a load of hard hit outs early and some great KC defense later. But I won the Red Sox play, and nailed a +300 three-teamer ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/15/17

Welcome to the Great Bullpen Massacre of 2017. Theres an apparent epidemic taking place this season in baseball, with the victims being members of a seemingly endless array of relief pitchers who simply cannot get anyone out. This has to be bad enough from just a fan standpoint. For those of us who are also wagering on the various outcomes, it's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/15/17

The 2017 baseball season is already nearly at the quarter pole. So it's a good time to check in on the pre-season Over/Under win projection wagers I played to see how they're shaping up thus far. Marlins Under 77.5: Miami is struggling badly at 14-22. The starting pitching on this team is even worse than projected, and I didn't like it to begin with. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/14/17

Short and sweet with my Sunday blog. One quick comment, the Saturday recap and the Sunday free play. First, the comment, and it's a beauty. This came from one of the radio broadcasters in the Saturday game between the Twins and Indians, following yet another horrid call by beleaguered umpire CB Bucknor. "So you want to be a big league umpire? Go out ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/13/17

We witnessed a nasty series last week between the Orioles and Red Sox that resulted in way too many hitter being thrown at. I'm hoping we're not in for more of the same as the weekend set between the Pirates and Diamondbacks continues today. Arizona catcher Chris Iannetta ended up in the hospital after getting hit in the face by a pitch last night. Given ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/12/17

What the hell was that? I had no wagering interest in Thursday night's Game Six NBA Western Conference semi-final battle between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets. To be honest, I had no clue as to how this game would go. The Kawhi Leonard injury situation had me convinced that the best move was to simply avoid the game. First, he was doubtf... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/11/17

I'll make this the quickie blog for this week, with just a quick recap of Wednesday's results and the daily free play for Thursday. My Wednesday produced a 1-2 baseball slate, and 1-0 in the NBA. The Mariners pounded the Phillies for a relatively easy winner. Very tough loss on the Mets as Flores booted a game-ending double play grounder, the floodgates ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/10/17

Matt Harvey says he's embarrassed. He ought to be, as his behavior has clearly been quite immature and unprofessional. But props to Harvey for coming clean for the most part on Tuesday. Now it's time for him to act like a big leaguer and get his priorities straight. There's ample off-season time for night life partying if that's what Harvey wants to do. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/9/17

The Yankees and Cubs played 18 innings on Sunday night. Both teams then had to travel for Monday dates. Not surprisingly, the reaction among many bettors was to fade the two weary entries. We'll never know what would have happened in the Cubs-Rockies game as it got rained out. But the Yankees didn't seem to have even a little bit of a problem at Cincin... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/8/17

Patience is a virtue. But too much patience isn't, and that's a trait that is rearing its head on a widespread basis this season in baseball. There are some really awful closers who keep getting the ninth inning call in spite of consistently lousy performances. I don't know why managers can't see the obvious handwriting on the wall in too many of these ... More