Sunday, September 02, 2007

End Of The Line For Schilling?

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.

The news of the day yesterday was split between the NCAA and MLB.

Division I AA Champs Appalachian St. blocks a last second field goal attempt by Michigan to shock the Wolverines in Ann Arbor yesterday, 34-32 in what many are calling the greatest upset in NCAA history. We're not big NCAA guys here - but we know enough that Michigan's season is over.

What everyone is talking about though is Boston Red Sox phenom Clay Buchholz's no-hitter against the Orioles last night - since you have all likely read about it, or watched it unfold, no sense is talking about it.

However, we have to wonder - did that performance signal the end of Curt Schilling's time in Boston? We can't see the guy starting in AAA next year - with this guy ready for the big time, is Boston really going to shell out $13M + for a guy who, at this point in his career is likely no more than a number 3 starter on the roster?

We know that most people hate ESPN's Joe Morgan (we're not big fans either), but he made an interesting comment last week during Boomer Wells' start against the Mets. When asked if he was surprised at how well Boomer was pitching, Morgan responded with a "No" - going on to say that older guys can still throw a good/great game occasionally, the question is whether than can do it on a consistent basis. Doesn't that sound like where Schilling is at? We put that out there for your consideration and discussion.

There is no point in naming three - Boston Red Sox P Clay Buchholz's no-hitter last night was only the third in the last 100 years for a pitcher making his first or second career start. Nine innings, no hits, three walks and nine strikeouts.

We are making an exception and going into the NCAA today - Appalachian State records one of the great upsets in college football history.

We finished 3-2 on the day yesterday - so the total stands at + $340 for the week. Today's suggestions:

New York over Tampa Bay - can't see the Yankees losing 2 of 3 to the DRays, especially not with today's matchup of Pettitte vs Hammel. Lay $100 on the Yankees - $340.

Chicago over Houston - we'll go with former Maeple Leafs P Rich Hill to beat Woody Williams and the road wimp Astros. Lay $100 on the Cubs - $170.

Philadelphia/Florida over 10.5 - Adam Eaton and Scott Olsen take the mound today, meaning there are going to be plenty of hits and runs given up today. Lay $100 on the Over - $125.

We'll try to check back in a bit later for late afternoon/evening games.

That's it for this morning gang - thanks for taking the time to check in. Have a great one peeps.

Hazel, we hope things are groovy in your world.

We're Out.


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