Thursday, September 10, 2009

Game Picks - Thursday: September 10, 2009

We all survived that 9/9/9 thing and lived to tell about it. The funny thing is that this picker had to write a check yesterday and forgot what the date was. Duh! That's almost as bad as the former employee who one day in this picker's office asked him what day Easter fell on that year. Duh! All of which is as funny as the time this picker and his former wife were in the video store. The game picker was looking at movies and picked up Gettysburg. The former wife looked over to see and asked the family's famous question: "Gettysburg? What's that about?" She is a great lady, but that wasn't one of her best moments. Hehe.

After a spectacular Tuesday, Wednesday went right back to mediocrity which is majorly frustrating. It's just baseball and it is beyond picking to know what is going to happen. Since any particular night is like the lottery, the Fan has as much chance at going a perfect 15-0 as he has winning that lottery. And you can try to be scientific, but it's problematic at best to rely on probabilities.

And so, like that old lottery wheel, we will now watch what spills out of that old wheel for Thursday in a light schedule of only seven games:

  • The Twins over the Blue Jays: Because it's just crazy. Pavano helped the Twins win last night. It's frigging rediculous.
  • The Tigers over the Royals: Jarrod Washburn versus Lenny DiNardo, who hasn't pitched in the majors since August 10th of last year.
  • The Rockies over the Reds: Because somebody has to win the game that Contreras and Kip Wells are starting. Golly...
  • The Nationals over the Phillies: Because the Fan is a nut who likes to pick Livan Hernandez.
  • The Marlins over the Mets: Another crap shoot of West versus Parnell. When in doubt, go with the team with more talent.
  • The Astros over the Braves: Because the Astros will score three runs against Lowe while the Braves don't versus Oswalt.
  • The Angels over the Mariners: The darned Angels are going to win the AL West. sigh...

Yesterday: 7-8
Week: 32-29
Month: 72-60

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