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The Greatest Day of the Year

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 4, 2019

If Bochy was considering walking away mid season he probably isn’t considering it anymore. Wow, what a game. Even in their current stinking state, games like that probably fuel his old bones for more; for life. And how about a couple of shout outs for old man strength. Vogt and Longo played like men last night. 1.0’s for everyone on the team though. You don’t come back from 8 zip unless everyone is together and on the same page.

Ok, Derby time. I am sticking with Improbable to win, War of Will has a shot and while he can’t win I am shocked at the early wagering odds for Country House (71-1). If he stays at that price you can bet your bippy that I’ll be spotting him in 3rd and 4th in the superfecta.

But let’s see how the track is playing, there is going to be a lot of water falling today. Derby Day. My favorite day of the year…..

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  1. gianthead said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Tacitus is my pick…

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Solid pick

      • gianthead said, on May 4, 2019 at 12:02 pm

        Odds dropped from morning line 10-1 to 5-1 last I looked…

  2. blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Vogt especially. The dude didn’t play in 2018, he’s 33 and first game back (and didn’t even start), he nonchalantly goes 3 for 3 with the game tying bomb. Oh yeah, that double he had missed being out of the yard by inches too. Wow!

    Double wow about the comeback. I think Sportsdude said this tied the biggest comeback going back to the late ’80s . . . umm, 1883 to be precise.

  3. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 7:16 am

    -08 for Beede

  4. willedav said, on May 4, 2019 at 7:24 am

    watched second half of Denver Portland game which wound up in 4 OTs. Most starters played all the way through them, unreal minutes. Jokic, who dominated, missed a FT with 5 seconds left that cost Nuggets the game. Tremendous exciting game…just don’t see either team being able to match scoring balance of GS though Murray and Blazers McCollum and Lillard can sure put up points when needed.

  5. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Willied,
    Do you think with Harden’s eye injury they can still steal one tonight? Are can the Dubs possibly roll in 4 now?

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:15 am

      Sure Kat, definitely possible for Rockets to win couple. Most role players do better at home. They get a little more out of bench guys and Tucker Gordon Capela I think they can beat GS. Both games have been pretty competitive and their D has done good job on Curry and Thompson so far. Plus they’ve forced GS into more iso type play and less ball movement.
      Don’t like him but Chris Paul is pretty tough and good leader.

  6. Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:10 am

    The best handicapper I know says to watch out for Cutting humor. Personally I don’t see it but I will add him to my tickets blindly because of who the tout is coming from

    • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Can you play on DK? I am not seeing it in the lobby (or I am looking in the wrong place)?

    • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:52 am

      The best handicapper I know likes Improbable. His name is BIG FLAVOR!!!
      Was it last year that you picked that 9000-1 shot to hit the board?

      • Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 9:03 am

        It was last year. And I appreciate that I am on record her with some pretty monster bombs.

      • Macdog said, on May 4, 2019 at 9:08 am

        Improbable certainly ties in with last night’s game.

  7. Bozo said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:21 am

    8-0 became a nail biter, that was fun.

  8. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:38 am

    My Kentucky Derby 🐎 pick to win
    My Standards

  9. willedav said, on May 4, 2019 at 9:08 am

    I think the guy messing up D’Antoni’s game plan so far is Green. I’m sure he has plan for Curry to meet up high and blitz/trap him, make Thompson put ball on floor and live with low pct 3 from Iguodala. But with Green attacking basket and scoring inside plus passing off for lob dunks he’s been highly efficient.

    If I were D’Antoni I’d take fewer 3s (harden shoots less than optimal pct) and try to get to rim more and attack GS off dribble from a spread offense. If GS has to sub Livingston in for a shooter in foul trouble they are much weaker team and easier to defend. I also wouldn’t hesitate to double Durant when he is posting up smaller players not named Tucker. He can also be turnover prone and is top scoring option. Make someone else beat you. And do better job on boards! If you defend them well enough into a miss, don’t give them another chance to kill you.

  10. wilcojoe said, on May 4, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Keep your picks coming boys (anything coming from the mouth of Craig, you better believe is going to see some action). My dads in town from CA, I think were going to hit the dog track for some simulcast racing this afternoon.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 9:22 am

      WJ,
      So if you’re going to the dog 🐕 track, I’ll take “Lick my Balls” in the 2nd ..

  11. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Lost in that great game was the Parra DFA. A good move!!

  12. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2019 at 10:02 am

    and just fyi…the “biggest comeback ever dating back to 1883 was from the recap of the game on MLB network:) I’m way to lazy to research that kind of info!

  13. zumiee said, on May 4, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    This is an interesting weekend for the Padres, to see kind of where they’re at; an early benchmark. Their inability to put the Dodgers away last night makes me think the Padres still don’t fully believe they can do it yet. That was a tough loss for the Padres last night. We’ll see how they respond the rest of the weekend.

  14. Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Doing a pick 4 here ($216). 1,2,3,5,6,8/3,7,10/2,8,9,10,12,13/1,5,8,10

    • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 1:38 pm

      2 down – 2 to go!

      • Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm

        Nice prices in those first 2 legs too. O did a fair amount of covering here just cause this is shaping up to be big

      • Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm

        I not O

      • Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm

        I in the middle of a poker tourney so this is getting dicey

  15. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    2. Mike Gerber (L) LF
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
    8. Steven Duggar (L) RF
    9. Dereck Rodriguez (R) P

    • zumiee said, on May 4, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      D-Rod needs a good performance.

  16. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Let’s bring it home for BF!

    Don’t hold me to these calculations, but I think these are the “will pays” on his $1 Pick 4’s:

    1- War Of Will:
    $ 5,537.60

    5- Improbable:
    $ 1,200.70

    8- Tacitus:
    $ 1,952.20

    10- Cutting Humor:
    $ 10,791.60

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      Full disclosure, the pick four I posted was for .50c so it’s half that but I have another one still good into the 1/5 so that payoff is correct for 1/5. I put $50 w/p on the 13 who I still really like and then I did $10 ex with the 7,16,17 on top of my 4 horses. Also did a super with 20 underneath. I could easily still end up at 0, that’s racing. Thanks for the support tho!

      • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:28 pm

        I shoulda realized those were .50 cent pick fours. I counted wrong.
        432 combinations divided by $216 = .50 cent bets.
        Your last post has my head spinning…

  17. Max Worth said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Wet. And harrowed track. This could be another fluke like Mine that flippin Bird.

  18. Macdog said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      Good, now I get to use the nickname I gave him over the winter.
      Except, I can’t remember it…

  19. zumiee said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Beede back to Sac-town. His River Cats teammates had practice with awkward conversations when Blach was sent back to Sac. That practice will be put to use.

  20. zumiee said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Zaidi’s thinking: fool me once, shame on you; full me twice, shame on me.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      lol . . . I wonder if Allie is thinking the same thing about saying “yes” in this actual “proposal” video . . . Apparently, she was unaware that he was going to ask her. Umm . . . okay.

  21. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    So 8 runs allowed but you don’t lose gets you demoted?

  22. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Maximum Security Winner!!🐎🐎🐎🐎

  23. gianthead said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Hopefully you cashed a little on Country House…

  24. Flavor said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    I hope u guys made some $$$ on my country house tout.

  25. Macdog said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    The Most Exciting Replay Delay in Sports.

  26. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t believe it…

  27. gianthead said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Cant believe they disqualified that horse…

    • gianthead said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      In the muck and congestion, how do they make that call???

  28. Macdog said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    WHOA!

  29. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Horrific decision!

  30. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Wow the stewards reversed it!
    65/1 Country House, this one’s going to be debated forever..

  31. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Maximumly rear ended in the final end!
    Maximum Security never got near Country House to impede his path..

    • gianthead said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      I think they ended up arguing not just that Country House was interfered with but that that impediment then caused the #1 horse to be much more interfered with…I’m still stunned they made that call. Literally tens of millions of dollars in bets were affected…

      • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:46 pm

        True, but the jock on the #1 didn’t even claim foul.
        He knew he was going backwards anyway…

  32. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    In the bad (good?) old days there would have been a major riot at the track – fires and all.
    It’s happened more than once at harness tracks in NY…

    • alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:15 pm

      Yeah I can see them New Yorkers burning the wheels off of harness rigs..

      • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:22 pm

        The usual routine was to put a match to your program and set the garbage cans on fire after an obvious fixed race. Then moving on to destroying anything in sight…

  33. blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Without pinpoint control, DRod is just another guy. I’m probably pissed because he’s my P2 in one of my DK tournaments. Pfffttt!

    • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      . . . and now a bomb. Double Pfffttt!

  34. Macdog said, on May 4, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Giants got ’em right where they want ’em.

  35. willedav said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Ha Baby Boy guns him down. Puig is just playing himself out of a big payday. Cincy was his chance to cash in.

  36. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I just booked Rodriguez on Delta tomorrow morning to Sacramento via Salt Lake City.
    Couldn’t get him a non-stop…

    • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      Good riddance. By the by, which hologram in Sac is replacing him?

      • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:41 pm

        IDK. Is Suarez doing anything down there?

  37. blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Holy Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a catch!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. willedav said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    wow and an even better play by Pillar, what a grab.

  39. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Pillar ESPN highlight reel special!
    Superb catch!

  40. blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    He’s God on defense. Surprised he hasn’t ever won a GG.

  41. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    That was a brain fart moment for Rodriguez.
    Going to a windup with a player on 1st base?

    • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Yeah, the Cincy announcers crucified him for that. Moron.

  42. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Reds can lose that pocket pen 🖊 calculator on their throwback jerseys, just a horrible look.🤮

  43. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    How many Homeruns is Bochy going to let Rodriguez give up before pulling him?

  44. Macdog said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Maximum beatdown.

  45. Macdog said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Hoops time.

  46. blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Loo, Saurez sucks right now. Maybe Shaun Anderson. By the by, cancel that Delta flight for DRod . . . Make him walk to Sac.

  47. blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve never seen this guy pitch. So weird seeing him switch hands to pitch.

  48. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Not sure this happens 2 days in a row.

    Rockets already getting pissed off at the refs.

  49. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    So Venditte’s baseball glove has 6 fingers sewn in it!

  50. blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Second consecutive game a Giants starting pitcher has given up 8 earned runs. That has to be a NL record, right? Maybe it’s happened in Sherpaland. Dunno.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Giants have a distinction of doing it before and yes it was against Cincinnati May 6-7 2017 as both Matt Cain &Ty Blach both gave up 8 runs in their starts!Thats crazy 😜 especially the dates so close..

      • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:28 pm

        Good pull AK. Did you know that Matty also had a 9 run game on April 18th, 2008? I just read about it.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:29 pm

        Pudge’s son has given up 14 runs in his last 2 starts.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:56 pm

        Wow didn’t know that one Blade. Boch sure doesn’t mind letting his starting pitchers get hammered..

  51. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Dubs getting beat on the boards.

  52. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Kerr has to do something to get the ball to Klay. No one is shooting well, burt they need to get him open and feed him the ball.

  53. zumiee said, on May 4, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Thompson’s injury has been a big factor tonight.

  54. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Durant is on fire🔥🔥🔥Dubs take the lead!

  55. willedav said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Since HR in Toronto Pablo 1-16.
    Wow another OT playoff game.

  56. willedav said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Iguodala 3-4 from 3 clutch player. Curry just out of sync, at both ends.

  57. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    That was a pathetic ending!
    How can Curry miss a wide open dunk and then not even foul with 14 seconds left?

    • Macdog said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      Yeah, that was a strange finish.

  58. gianthead said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    What the fuck was that was Curry and then not bothering to foul???? Piss poor…

    • gianthead said, on May 4, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Klay missing that mid-range wide open shot was not helpful…

  59. zumiee said, on May 4, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Padres choking again.

  60. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    NOT the greatest day. My son’s team lost in conference tourney final so no NCAA’s for his lacrosse team. Then Dubs lose because a HOFr missed at least 3 layups including the OT one that was so shocking the team forgot the game wasn’t over. Giants lay another egg after yesterdays thriller, and lastly Waited all day for my wife and daughter to fly in for Europe to watch the Derby. LAME ENDING!!

    • gianthead said, on May 5, 2019 at 6:15 am

      What school??

  61. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Yeah that’s a rough day mrsprtdude , does a Shark win help much?The only team to win today..


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