Editor's Note--When last we chatted with BigDick, his picks were slightly off on Preakness Weekend, just 3 weeks ago. Now? It's Belmont Weekend. Let's see how he fares this go round. You gonna bet against him? Not me, friend. Not me. For those who follow these things, I will be in attendance at the Belmont Stakes tomorrow afternoon. With ALL the glitterati and A-listers. Please stop by if you are one of the lucky 90,000+ that are present. If you can't make that, I'll be in New York City until Tuesday. If you can't make that? I will be in Las Vegas, Nevada from next Wednesday to Sunday. If you can't make that? I don't know what to tell you, because I may be barely alive by that point. With all the champagne and lobster intake over the next 9 days.....But enough about me. Big D!?!? Are we gonna see a Triple Crown?!? --R.B.
Um, Richie, let's cut out all the small talk. YES, we will see a Triple Crown.
The AMERICAN PHARAOH is a real tough hombre. He has also the good fortune of being placed with 7 not so great competitors. in this 147th running of the Belmont Stakes, from Elmont, NY. He's been training great, too. His price is going to be like 3-5, so you better find someone else to play in an exacta with him, unless you want a mere $2.10 for your $2.00.
We got that other guy. MADEFROMLUCKY the #3. His price will be REAL nice. Like maybe over 20-1. Guess what? He's the only dude to run and win at this track, Belmont Park. Also known as "Big Sandy". And unless you've ever been, "Big Sandy" is mammoth. It intimidates even the bravest. His jockey CASTELLANO, and his trainer, TODD PLETCHER, have been known to win some races. As in, MOST of them. So we'll try a #3-#5 exacta box, just in case something strange happens. The other guy who is decent in here is FROSTED, #6. So we'll get all adventurous and try a 3-5-6 trifecta box, too.
For tonight's baseball? Let's go with the underdog ST LOUIS CARDINALS. For those of you following the baseball, the CARDINALS have the best record in the whole damn game, with a FLAME throwing pitcher, MARTINEZ, going tonight in los angeles. And they are underdogs? Thanks bookmaker. Take.
Finally on Sunday evening, we will go with the CAVALIERS of CLEVELAND, despite injuries, headaches, trash talking, whatever. They had that GAME 1 last night, and let it slip. They will come back hard in GAME 2. Oh, and that reminds us, UNDER in that game as well.
So the happy recap? Tonight baseball: ST LOUIS+110 at los angeles dodgers, Saturday horse racing: BELMONT STAKES #5 to win (yay triple crown!), a 3-5 exacta box, and a 3-5-6 triple box. Sunday the baketball: CLEVELAND +5 at golden state, UNDER 203 Cleveland/Golden State.
Now you all have a splendid weekend. Try and stop by to see some or all parts of the "Richie B traveling show", with itinerary described above. Good luck and god bless. Now we might not see a race like this again, in the video below, or a horse like this again, but we can dream. Good luck and god bless.