Picks for Monday May 31, 2010

31 05 2010

5- Star Picks for Monday May 31, 2010

New York Yankees

Colorado Rockies

Detroit Tigers

Chicago Blackhawks

Los Angeles Dodgers

Doggin’ it Pick

Toronto Blue Jays

Sunday Results: 7-4

Record to Date: 245- 170


Diamond Surfing

30 05 2010

Buster Posey

Welcome to the majors, kid. The San Francisco Giants’ prospect out of Florida State made his big league debut last night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and what an impact this future star had. Posey went 3-for-4 at the plate with three singles and three RBI.

Those who picked up Posey in their fantasy pools earlier this season are sitting pretty right about now. My suggestion- sit on this guy. Posey is going to be something very special, and will soon complete the three-headed monster that will be the faces of the Giants organization along with Tim Lincecum and Pablo Sandoval. It’s just a matter of time until people start saying “Barry who?”

Roy Halladay

Congrats again to Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay on the perfect game he pitched last night against the Florida Marlins.

I must say, catcher Carlos Ruiz and third baseman Juan Castro were the unsung heroes in Halladay’s historical accomplishment.

Castro almost derailed Halladay earlier in the game when he threw a routine grounder a little high to first base. Luckily, Ryan Howard adjusted himself to record the out. In the ninth inning, Castro made sure to throw a strike over to Howard, thus sealing the deal for Doc Halladay’s magical night.

Fantasy owners are laughing all the way to the bank today.

Kendry Morales

What a horrible story. So it’s the bottom of the 10th inning in the Angels- Mariners game, bases loaded and Kendry Morales bashes a grand slam for the walk-off win for the Halos.

After rounding the bases, Morales is greeted by his teammates at home plate to celebrate. Upon celebrating, Morales fractures his leg. Wow. What a bad break (no pun intended) for the Angels and their big bopper.

The lesson to be learned here- Stop celebrating at home plate after walk-offs.

Call me a grump, but, I don’t like these elaborate celebrations as if a team has just won the World Series. In this case, the Angels beat the Mariners. Yeah. The freakin’ Mariners. Not the Yankees, or the Phillies, or the Red Sox… the Mariners.

My point is, if this little celebration was eliminated from the game, or at least tamed down, shit like this wouldn’t happen.

The Angels have no one but themselves to blame here.

Picks for Sunday May 30, 2010

30 05 2010

5- Star Picks x 2 for Sunday May 30, 2010

New York Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox

St. Louis Cardinals

Arizona Diamondbacks/ San Francisco Giants OVER 8.5

Atlanta Braves/ Pittsburgh Pirates OVER 8.5

Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds/ Houston Astros OVER 8.5

Los Angeles Angels

Texas Rangers/ Minnesota Twins OVER 8.5

Doggin’ it Pick

Washington Nationals

Saturday Results: 7-4

Record to Date: 238- 166

Oh, Raptors Fans…

29 05 2010

It looks as if the Toronto Raptors were dealt another off-season blow. Geez, this organization can’t seem to catch a break. So, no one was holding their breath in regards to Chris Bosh staying with the dinos, and I think, for the most part, fans were just starting to accept this because they had the idea that Hedo Turkoglu would be their new saving grace. Well, Raptor fans, cross that failsafe plan off your list.

It seems like the Turkish delight wants out of Toronto after only just one year into his hefty five-year, $53 million contract. Big Turk cites that the reason he wants out, essentially, is because he doesn’t like how things are run in the sports pressure pot city of Toronto.

So let me get this straight, Hedo. You have a job to do, but you don’t like how management runs things. Solution? Pack up and leave.  Where are you going to go?  Portland?  Orlando?

Ha! What a joke. If professional sports were anything like the real world, this pathetic flop star would be standing in line at the unemployment centre for hours looking for a burger flipping job, and even then, based on his history of picking up and leaving, and having issues with commitment, no one would want him on board. Give me a fucking break already.


Send Turkogoof on his way. Trade him to New Jersey for a draft pick, or even to Minnesota. Let the guy experience the bottom of the barrel. Maybe then he would learn to appreciate such a once in a lifetime opportunity and not spit in the face of someone who gave him the world. I say Raptors fans burn their Hedo jerseys and give him a proper send off. Good riddance, jackass.


29 05 2010

Congrats to Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay on pitching a perfect game.  This is the 20th perfect game in MLB history and the second in Phillies history.  What a magical night for Halladay, Ruiz and the whole Phillies team.

Hats off to the Florida fans for being behind Halladay even though he perfect gamed the home team.  That was definitely a classy move on their behalf.

Halladay was so close to a no-hitter on September 27, 1998 against the Detroit Tigers when he pitched 9 hitless innings only to have his masterpiece ruined by Bobby Higginson’s home run.

This is definitely a somewhat bittersweet night.  On one hand, I wish he had accomplished such a feat with the Blue Jays, but, at the same time, I’m 100% happy that Roy is now in the history books for something many pitchers only dream of doing.

I bet Halladay has a checklist in his locker that reads:

  • Get Drafted
  • American League Cy Young Award
  • National League Cy Young Award
  • Hit Alex Rodriguez With Pitch Just for Shits and Giggles
  • Pitch No-Hitter
  • Pitch Perfect Game
  • 20 Win Season
  • 100 Career Wins
  • Make Playoffs
  • Win World Series
  • Be a Better Pitcher Than Nolan Ryan
  • Never Play for the Yankees
  • Plunk Albert Pujols So Hard That it Reveals He’s an Android
  • Retire

NHL 2010 Stanley Cup Final Pick

29 05 2010

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers (East) vs. No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks (West)

Chris Pronger is old, and his age will be exposed by the speed of the Blackhawks’ young guns.  Toews and Kane will light the lamp like it’s going out of style, and Flyers’ goon Dan Carcillo will have his ugly mug smashed in by “Big Buff” Dustin Byfuglien.

Flyers’ fans, don’t count on Michael Leighton.  Sure, he stole the series against the Montreal Canadiens, but this guy is a discount bin backup goaltender.  He’s for sure no Antti Niemi.

I think the only bright spots for the Flyers in the final will be Claude Giroux and Ville Leino.  These guys are definitely going to be pests for the Blackhawks’ blue-liners, and could challenge Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.  If Giroux uses his talented hands and big frame, he can easily out power the defence and make of mess of Niemi.  Same goes for Leino.  He’s the Flyers’ version of Dustin Byfuglien- he parks himself by the net and creates plays.  He has that “never quit” attitude.

However, in the end, Hossa will finally get his cup, Niemi and Toews will battle for the Conn Smythe trophy, and the Blackhawks will end their 49 year Stanley Cup drought and bring one home for the Windy City.

Blackhawks in 5

Picks for Saturday May 29, 2010

29 05 2010

5- Star Picks x 2 for Saturday May 29, 2010

New York Yankees

Philadelphia Phillies

San Francisco Giants

Boston Red Sox/ Kansas City Royals OVER 8.5

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks/ Philadelphia Flyers UNDER 5.5

Texas Rangers/ Minnesota Twins OVER 8.5

Minnesota Twins

Pittsburgh Pirates/ Atlanta Braves OVER 8.5

Toronto Blue Jays

Doggin’ it Pick

St. Louis Cardinals