30 Results for month: 06/2018

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 6/19/18

I understand the concept of hustling. It's obviously a desirable trait we want all athletes to exhibit. That said, what can be called dumb hustle is thoroughly aggravating because it's counterproductive. The classic example in baseball is a hitter trying to beat a throw to first base by diving head first. Looks great. Doesn't work. If this was a good ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 6/18/18

Back to the regular blogging on Tuesday. A bit jammed for time tonight as I enjoyed a Sunday evening out with friends and am now a little behind schedule in terms of getting the Monday MLB card broken down.  My Sunday was short and sweet, as the Phillies were my only play and they came through. Here's a game I like for Monday, and despite it not being a ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 6/17/18

Weekend blog mode. 1-1 Saturday with the Cubs winning on the diamond, and a legit bad beat on Hamilton +9 in the CFL. Ti-Cats down six with the ball on the Calgary side of the field, panic pass by Masoli that gets picked, and the Stampeders break off a long TD run while essentially in kill the clock mode. Get all my plays each and every day via subscri... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 6/16/18

Into weekend blog mode. But I've got to at least mention this Mariners team. This is starting to look one of those magical seasons a team has every now and then. The M's battle like crazy almost every night and their record in one-run games is absolutely phenomenal. That's not supposed to continue as anyone who believes in regression to the norm will tell ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 6/15/18

If Tiger Woods fails to make the cut in the US Open, he can feel free to blame me. I think I might have committed a cardinal sin on Friday. The one thing you should never say to anyone who happens to be winning a bet is the dreaded "you sure look good in this one" line. Absolute kiss of death. On Friday afternoon, heading into the bottom of the hour ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 6/14/18

I think this is a first. I've been writing this blog for several years now. Not once, until tonight, have I just plain forgotten to get it done. Full disclosure, I've already gone into what I like to call "relax mode" and that leaves me with two choices. A rambling discourse about nothing in particular or a very brief summation of Wednesday along with the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 6/13/18

Getting older is not that big a deal to me. It's an inevitability, so stressing about it is kinda stupid. Getting older as a professional athlete has to be tougher. That window starts to slowly close as the raw athletic skills begin to diminish. That makes it very difficult mentally, one would think, when an injury occurs and another season gets ripped off ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 6/12/19

Every now and then, I'll stumble upon a story that's so cool it needs to be shared. This one involves a high school pitcher who polished off a huge playoff win for his team with a strikeout to end the baseball game. If you haven't read the story yet or haven't se the video, here's the link. http://www.espn.com/moresports/story/_/id/23764436/minnesota-h... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 6/11/18

A little radio show promotion for the blog content today. The show is "The Las Vegas Sportsline" and it airs weekdays from 2-3 PDT on ESPN Las Vegas. The online location is lvsportsnetwork.com. We are now into the mostly baseball phase of the calendar operation, as hoops and pucks are done and NFL training camps don't open for awhile. But there are ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 6/10/18

Weekend big mode continues. I won my only Saturday play as the Padres tried to give the game away at Miami, but the Friars managed to score the 5-4 win. MLB season to date moves back to +21.45 and I was certainly pleased to get the San Diego win. I've got only one play as of now for Sunday, though there are a couple others that might be worth playing once I ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 6/9/18

Weekend blog time. I have just one Saturday play as of now and am unlikely to add anything, as following two huge baseball months, I'm in a bit of a funk to start June. Season to date is still more than 20 net units to the good, but I won't pretend I'm not in one of those valleys right now. Part of the game, just gotta ride 'em out. But my rule of thumb is ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 6/8/18

The ultimate dream fell just short of coming true. But congratulations and thanks are in order to everyone in the Vegas Golden Knights organization. This was an absolutely incredible ride. From the very first game of their existence, an upset win at Dallas, these Golden Knights were a story almost impossible to believe. Not only was the team a massive ... More