31 Results for month: 05/2018

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/20/18

Quick recap of Saturday's action. Indians and a first five Reds play, while an F5 Brewers push rounded out a 2-0-1 result. Now past the +25 net unit mark for the baseball season. Sunday will be, as usual, a thin card. Just one play as of  now, though it's always possible I'll add something in the morning. If interested in getting all my plays, email me at ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/19/18

Usual quick weekend blog. But I can't resist the opportunity to update the Golden Knights countdown. Five more wins and the Stanley Cup will have a new residence in Las Vegas. The most amazing sports story of my life just keeps getting more incredible with each passing day. I dropped one unit on Friday with a push on the Mariners -1 and a loss on the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/18/18

When fans offer opinions on whether a player might be getting an edge via the use of banned substances, it's little more than off the cuff speculation that frequently has no real basis is in fact. But when a teammate says essentially the same thing, the view from here is that the situation moves from rumor to fact. That happened yesterday when a former ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/17/18

I'm fresh out of superlatives. Marc-Andre Fleury has to be the runaway frontrunner for this year's Conn Smythe, the award that goes to most outstanding performer in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. The Golden Knights goalie was at it again on Wednesday evening. While Vegas was the more impressive team through the first two periods, it was all Fleury down ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/16/18

I want to be clear right off the top that this is not a sour grapes rant. In fact, my complaint with a totally botched replay decision and the immediate aftermath worked out beautifully for me. If you watched last night's tense battle between the Cubs and Braves, or at least caught the highlights, you already know were this is headed. The Braves had ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/15/18

The floodgates are officially open! I'll never understand why it took this long. But as of Monday, May 14 2018, each of the 50 states can now decide for themselves whether or not to legalize sports wagering. I'll simply state it this way. Betting on sports is a personal freedom. It never should have been illegal and the law put into place many years ago ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/14/18

It can't get much worse than it is right now for the Los Angeles Dodgers. At least I don't think it can. Justin Turner finally returns on Tuesday, along with Logan Forsythe. Clayton Kershaw is at least playing catch, so maybe there will be a more concrete timetable for his return coming soon. But as of right now, things are bottoming out for the Dodgers. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/13/18

Quick Sunday blog. My Saturday resulted in a small net profit. One play got scratched due to a pitching change ( I always list the starting pitchers). The other was a F5 side and total that resulted in a push on the side and a win on the total, netting a half unit profit. Note the latter was a personal play I added in the morning, and those are generally ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/12/18

Weekend blog time, which means just a quick recap and the day's free play. My Friday was a split on a very short card, as I played only the Mets. This was a split wager, so I lost the first five innings option and won the full game. Small net gain as both wagers were plus money. MLB '18 is not at +22 net units, which is a terrific start to the season for ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/11/18

The NHL Conference Finals are upon us, and for those of us here in Las Vegas, things can't get much more exciting. The Golden Knights are one of the last four teams still playing and the reality of a Stanley Cup championship is absolutely no pipe dream at this point. I really can't come up with anything new as far as assessing this team is concerned. I ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/10/18

Huh? The New York Mets batted out of order in the first inning of their Wednesday game at Cincinnati. That gaffe might well have ended up costing them a win, although that's something we will never know. But what's up, rookie managers? We've seen some almost mind bending blunders already by first year big league skippers. Gabe Kapler called in a pitcher ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/9/18

Matt Harvey recently refused a demotion to the minors. Harvey instead received what amounts to the closest thing to that. He was traded to the Reds on Tuesday. I'm not sure there's a worse landing spot for the former ace righty. The Reds are a bad team, and they play their home games in a park that is a hitter's haven. From Cincinnati's point of view, ... More