Monthly Archives: April 2008

Several Problems with Baseball

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I really dont want to get into ALL the problems of baseball. But while there is NO football, well, there is Arena Football, we get stuck betting baseball. Today i am focusing on the problem of NO URGENCY. Have you watched these games? The players lounge around, with no sense that the game is important. These same guys will bitch in September that they should be in the playoffs, that they are only a “few games back”. Well, they have 162 ( yes 162) chances to win all season. 162, Really? you could not find a way to get it done with 162 games? Really?  perhaps if there were less games you would make a better effort. 

And the game has no TIME LIMIT. So what’s the hurry? there is none. Again a problem, some of these games take almost 4 hours to complete. 4 hours is too long for a football game, baseball should be done in 2 hours. Its bad enough NBA games are taking longer, but there seems no hope for baseball, as they wont make any changes that would appeal to the new generations of fans. Baby Boomers are the core of  baseball’s fans. And they don’t want the game or the season changed.

Thanks the gods for spring football ! Something to watch while my baseball bets come in.

the Alamo is NOT a Dome


A roof is NOT a DOME.  Here is the Definition of DOME , from Webster’s Dictionary:, Dome;  a large hemispherical roof or ceiling, For those of you in Rio Linda, etc, Hemispericial means half sphere shaped.  NOT SQUARE or rectangular. So all you San Antonians STOP calling it a dome, ok, it’s a roof. There I Said it

As for the games, I keep hearing all week that these teams are so good, that there is no way to lay any points , because the games will come down to the final possessions. This is  B S .  It doesnt matter how good or how bad a team is, if they score  points and shoot close to 60% of their shots , they will win , if they dont- like Stanford who shot 30% from the field, then good teams lose and lose big. Look at the BIG games from this year, Duke-Carolina, Memphis- Tenn., Kansas-Tx, etc…these games were not decided by 3 pts, and the Final Four will be no different. The winning team will be ahead by 10 points with 5 minutes to go certainly with 2 minutes to go, so the point spread does not factor in. I bet kansas Last Sunday at +2, and I bet UCLA today at +3

 MONDAY UPDATE: Wow, what a tournamnet. It seems like it just started a couple of weeks ago. 62 games played so far, the bets went 40-22. Tonight I bet Kansas+3 at Leroys’s , buy the half point as always! The Jayhawks have played better teams all season, in the tourney, and they are a smarter , better coached team.

 I’ll be back for Football season, if you need me for any advice, contact me , i will have baseball info and winning bets all summer.