31 Results for month: 05/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/7/17

I'm trying to get excited about the NBA post-season, I really am. But stacked up against the incredible action and tension that I'm seeing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, that's pretty much impossible. Maybe the winner of the Celtics-Wizards series can make life a little more difficult for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Perhaps the team that comes out on top ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/6/17

The Chicago White Sox are one of the early season surprise teams in Major League Baseball. The White Sox committed to a series rebuilding process in the off-season. In the process, they spectacularly improved their organizational rankings as far as prospects are concerned. Now the Chisox have a bit of a dilemma. They're off to a terrific start to the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/5/17

I will freely admit to not being a particularly tactful person at times. This probably stems from having spent the last 30 years talking into a microphone, where the main part of my job description is to be opinionated. With that in mind, here's my assessment of anyone willing to fork over $495 for a pair of Lonzo Ball "Big Baller shoes. You're crazy. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/4/17

One of the more turbulent baseball series in recent memory will conclude tonight as the Orioles and Red Sox wrap up a newsworthy four-game series. If you follow baseball even a little bit, you already know about the hit batters and also some message missiles that evidently were wide of their intended targets. No need to rehash any of that, as its been ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/3/17

No commentary today, just the Tuesday recap plus the Wednesday free play. I ended up with a plus figure on Tuesday, but the late spread melt by the Warriors made it just a small win rather than a second straight huge day. But 3-2 is acceptable and the 7-2 start to the new month is encouraging. Make sure to consider the monthly special currently in ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/2/17

I'll preface the forthcoming rant by noting there are not sour grapes whatsoever involved. In fact, this game ended up as a Monday night winner for me. So the commentary here is not being written in anger. Those of you who have read this space on a regular basis for the last several years were probably just counting down the days until I blew up thanks ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/1/17

I'm frequently amused listening to discussions among fans as to whether a professional in a particular sport should be considered an athlete. The one that is almost hilarious to me is auto racing. Here's a breakdown of the conditions for the drivers in Sunday's NASCAR event. Each driver had to cover hundreds of miles at top speed, in bumper to bumper ... More