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Well I thought my Twitter Klout was going to sky-rocket after Big Rips gave Shaq his retirement nickname this morning. If I got some props it would have driven up the worth of my Twitter account, which is currently worth $24 according whatsmytwitteraccountworth.com, so I could sell it and purchase the domain name BigRips.com. Unfortunately Shaq, ESPN and SportsCenter jobbed me when Shaq used my nickname during his presser and SportsCenter didn’t give my twitter handle credit during the 2pm SportsCenter when then announced his new name.  This might sound like sour grapes, but it’s not at all.  I am just trying to put my sports and gambling blog which is on the cusp of being global in the top echelon of blogs.  A little nudge today by Shaq could have helped put us over the top.  Since, my Twitter Account is still worth just $24, I need to find another way to make money that Shaq stole from me.

Tonight the Oakland A’s are in town taking on the Boston Red Sox, who have dropped 4 in a row and  are due for a bounce back win.  I told myself I was going to bet the Sox last game after dropping their first two to the White Sox. I missed Wednesdays because I was at a meeting, saving my debit a card a trip to the ATM.  Tonight, I am betting Clay Buchholz who was filthy in May (3-0 2.08 ERA)  over Josh Outman who is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA.  Outman has nice numbers, but a Friday night in Boston, with windy warm weather and the Sox on a 4 game losing streak?  Free money.  The ball will be flying out of Fenway and Clay will shutdown the A’s anemic offense .  Bet the Sox -1 1/2 at even money tonight.

Good luck and fuck ESPN,

-SD

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When I heard Tim Wakefield was getting the start today vs Felix Hernandez, I figured the bookies would either keep the game off the board, or make the defending Cy Young Winner -1500.  Surprisingly, King Felix is just -120 over the knuckleballer.  Knowing who my 17 readers are,  I think our fathers are about the same age as Wake and probably in better shape.  So if your dad was pitching against a 25 year old stud and there was a bet of who would pitch more innings what would you wager.  Your wife? First born? Your house/condo ? Wife’s wedding band? Your home? Your left testicle? Your right arm (or left if you are Big Mick)? Eye sight? Your life savings?

Well how about a couple hundred bucks for starters.  Today if you are looking to make some free money and to start the month of May off on the right foot, bet the Seattle Mariners -120 over the Boston Red Sox or if you have the prop bet King Felix -150 to pitch more innings than Tim Wakefield.

Good luck,

-SD

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Happy Marathon Monday.  I am putting this post up now, because you should know, Marathon Monday is an early start in Boston.  If you polled 9/10 people from New England they would say their favorite day of the year is Marathon Monday.  So much epicness happens on this day that it’s talked about for years.  The day starts early with a trip to the Fenway for a Sox game or just to drink on Landsdowne Street, followed by haziness as the group you are with stumbles to Comm Ave to cheer on the marathoners.  After 2pm anything goes.  You might break your hand punching a wall, pass out in a taxi for a $85 ride home, piss in a friends trash can, or  somehow get a 3rd wind and continue on drinking until dinner time.  One thing for sure is Tuesday is a big time hangover day for the City of Boston.

A tradition on Marathon Monday is to bet the Sox game.   If I could bet the Marathon I would put money on Lolo Jones or Kara Goucher, it’s about time a fucking American won this race.  There’s a reason tomorrow is Patriots Day, it’s not called Ethiopian or Kenyan Day for a reason.  I’m not even sure if Lolo is running this year, but at least it gave me an excuse to Google image her, enjoy.   I think Kara Goucher finished 3rd a couple years ago, both are hot.  Since I can’t take the Marathon, I’ll put some action on the Sox – Jays, which I’ll watch 1/2 of and remember nothing past the 3rd inning.  All I know is that it’s an early, sunny, start with Dice K on the mound which screams home runs to me. Tomorrow my Marathon Monday bet is the Sox – Blue Jays Over 9 1/2 runs. 

Good luck and Happy Marathon Monday,

-SD

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When I turned my phone on this morning I recieved the below email and print screen from a rather excitable Base.  Of course he was.  He was about to get burned by the hometown Red Sox who were two outs away from taking his money on Happy Ubaldo Jimenez Day, but he was saved by none other than Jason Giambi.  Giambino hit a TOWERING 2 run walk- off home run to beat the Nation in the ninth and during the process removing two of Jonathan Papelbon’s fingers.  Forgot the US World Cup win, Wimbledon Marathon Match or the US Open this has to be the best sporting moment this Month if not the year.

This puts Jason 2 behind Darrel Evans for 43rd on the all time home run list and  350 HRs behind Barry Bonds.  The chase continues.

“Party like a rock star, hammer like a porn star, rake like an all-star.” JG

from Base
to Seth
date Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 11:41 PM
subject GIIAAAAMMMBBBINNO
Saved Rockies pick. Pap gave up two fingers in the 9th

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An incredible back and forth game tonight in the feeble Red Sox – Yankees rivalry.  The games ends at the usual four hour mark with Marcus Thames sitting on a Jonathan Papelbon fastball and hitting a walk off home run. The whole thing is ruined when ARod doesn’t celebrate with the team and acts like a complete weirdo because he knows the camera will be on home plate.  I can’t stand this guy.  If I was Brian Cashman I would trade ARod to the Rockies for Jason Giambi straight up and eat ARods $30 mil a year salary.

oh, and somehow Javier Vazquez got the win by throwing 4 pitches, amazing

-SD

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Not to sound like the retard from Something About Mary, but I love Baseball.  Not only do I enjoy watching it all year, but I also love to bet on Baseball.  I get ridiculed about betting on baseball, as most people usually stop betting once College Basketball and the NBA seasons end.  I don’t.  Baseball is the easiest sport to win money on and coincidentally I’ve surrounded myself with a bunch of degenerates who also love betting the sport.  With baseball there are a lot more trials and tribulations, bottom line is that if you have nuts you’ll do well.

A few great memories (good and bad) come to mind.  Back in 2005 the saying Dontrell/Mulder was coined by Building up that Base.  That year Dontrelle was a 22 game winner and Mark Mulder was a 16 game winner (the Cardnials were 24-9 when he pitched).  They always seemed to pitch on the same day and Base loved dropping the D-Train and Mulder into a Dollar A/R, hence Dontrelle-Mulder Day.  It was Base’s favorite day of the week.

Will Jason Bay get an RBI?  Of course he will.  Last year at Fenway before a game my degenerate  buddies and I were convinced that J.Bay would get one RBI in the game.  We threw hundreds of dollars on this prop bet and in like the 2nd or 3rd inning Bay (who would end up having 119 RIBs on the year) hit a HR prompting my friend the Hammer  who put a nickel on it to claim. “I am God”.  Betting baseball brings out the best in us.

The Matsui Dance.  I have a habit of taking the Run-Line, whenever I bet on the Yankees – this is when your team needs to win by 1.5 runs, but it brings the odds way down for the favorite.  A few years back I had the Yankees run-lined in a tied game in the 9th.  Which is not a very great position to be in.  One run=game over, but you won’t cover.  Of course my man Hideki Matsui blasted a 2-run home run covering the 1.5.  Inspiring the Matsui Dance, use your imagination of what this is.

With the ups come the downs and one that is tattooed in my brain in circa 2005 when Randy Johnson came to New York.  It was early in the year and we didn’t have a feel for RJ yet.  We just assumed he was sick and was going to be 35-0 on the Yankees, we went absolutely haywire when he pitched against the Kansas City Royals.  The Yankees were about a -300 favorite.  It could have been a -10,000 money line and we would have jumped up.  We got buried as the Yanks lost to KC 3-1.  Lesson from this is you need to be a bit patient  early in the year to see how pitchers develop.

Some other tips we’ve figured out through experience.  Don’t take the Rockies and the run line ever, just trust me on this.  Betting on the Mets is not smart, they always look great on paper, but I swear their bullpen coach is Pete Rose, their pen will cost you at least 4-6 games a year.  Unlike football if it seems to be good to be true, go with your gut.  Baseball isn’t a hard sport to figure out and I think one of the only professional sports that is not fixed, be patient wait to figure out what team is going to lose 120 games and find your own Dontrelle-Mulder combo and you’ll be have a great Summer.

-SD

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