Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 6/1/17

  • June 1, 2017

Just in case you missed it, Mr. Met has been terminated. Not the actual mascot itself, but the individual inside the costume.

Evidently, some fans were giving Mr. Met a bad time and the unknown individual wearing the costume responded by exiting the field with a middle finger salute.

Maybe it’s just me, but I found this to be hilarious. You have to understand, I am decidedly not a mascot fan. But when I saw what took place in this instance, I cracked up.

The Mets issued an apology for the actions of Mr. Met and announced that the person responsible won’t be wearing the costume again.

I guess that’s all well and good, but I do have one question. How is anyone going to know if it’s someone new inside the outfit or not?

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I endured a highly frustrating 1-2 Wednesday result on three underdog selections. The Tigers had on to beat the Royals, and the Dodgers lost a narrow decision at St. Louis. The swing game was Texas. The Rangers were up 4-3 in the ninth, two outs for Tampa Bay with no one on. But Kevin Kiermaier launched a Matt Bush offering out of sight for the tie. The Rangers only had Tony Barnette and Sam Dyson available as Keone Kela had worked three straight nights and wasn’t going to pitch in this game. I don’t mean to trash the guy as I’m sure he’s beyond frustrated, but Sam Dyson has been the single worst pitcher in the majors this season. I tweeted “drive home safely” before he’d even thrown a pitch. Good call. Dyson served up two homers in the tenth, and that was that.

May was a solid month overall, and I’m expecting even better in June. The money back guarantee offer is now complete, and I’ll add the June special to the menu later today. For details, email me at cokin@cox.net.
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Thin baseball slate today, and as of now I have just one game. So, I’ll move ahead to a play I know I’ll be making on Saturday.

PENGUINS at PREDATORS (Game Three)

Take: PREDATORS -0.5 First Period +160

Here’s my take on Saturday’s Game Three between the Penguins and Predators. Nashville is in dire straits after dropping the first two games at Pittsburgh.

The play here will be similar to an angle I have done very well with this season in the NBA playoffs. I want a piece of the team returning home down two games, but I only want them early. The thought process is that I’ll be playing on a desperate team that I expect to come out flying, at least at the outset.

The Predators are going to be decent sized chalk in this game. I don’t want to risk laying a price on the full game. But I do expect the Preds to come roaring out of the starting gate, so I am willing to gamble they can win the first period outright. The price will obviously be more attractive as it’s a tougher bet, but I think that’s the way to play this one. I’ll be spotting a half goal in the first period with the Predators on Saturday.