Editor's Note--Wowie that was some close business in that Kentucky Derby, when we last heard from BigDick, no? Take a look at the post just below, if you are not hip to that. Now there's the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown Saturday. Also known as, "The Preakness". Big D has a few picks for that. AND the basketball. ANNNND the baseball! Yo! I'm waiting with baited breath. Which will soon be lobster and champagne breath. If you know what I'm saying. Now let's let the "enlightened one" get to his business, while I get to mine.....picking out some fine wine to drink.....now....Good luck to all--R.B.
Yes, Richie we really thought we had the big Kentucky race nailed (even the Superfecta). Guess AMERICAN PHARAOH was the class of the class that day. More on him in a moment, but let's get to the basketball first. Shall we? We shall.
That "zig-zag" theory was working swimmingly until last night in the NBA. We aint givin up on it though. Tonight? It's the WASHINGTON BULLETS (WIZARDS nowadays, but we are of the old school) turn to beat the Hawks. AND the MEMPHIS GRIZZZZZZZZZZZZLIES turn, to stop the Warriors. Lay it with WASHINGTON and take it with the GRIZZLIES, pal.
The baseball? Sure! Why not?!? Tonight the defending champs, the frisco giants, travel to SIN-SIN-NAT-UH (CINCINNATI, for those not following along). Their ace, and World Series MVP, Bumgarner takes the hill for san fran. You know what? He dont do so good against the REDS. Neither does his team for some reason. We get +130 on the money line for the hometown heroes? We take the BIG RED MACHINE!!
Last, but not least, the horse racing. From Baltimore. Saturday afternoon. AMERICAN PHARAOH proved too tough last time. He looks tough here, too. Except his price of 4-5 looks a little tough, too. Not so sure about that #1 post position either. Can you say "difficult trip"? We can. Let's find some others to play with him....FIRING LINE was a Big D play last time out, and we almost got him in the exacta with DORTMUND at 10-1. Still like him, his jockey, and his whole frikkin family (we cleaned that up). That jockey, Hall of Famer GARY STEVENS, was praying for an outside post to start this race, tomorrow. Guess where FIRING LINE is? The #8 hole. The FURTHEST outside. STEVENS is tickled pink. Or green. For money. Good stuff. Now the special pick....
Who is the only colt to have raced here at Pimlico, of these 8, and he won? Who is the colt who used to be owned by the guy who OWNS the Pimlico Race Track, but he GAVE it to the trainer JOSE CORRALES? That's right Frank STRONACH, GAVE it for FREE, to the trainer. Who has a jockey on him that celebrates his 21st birthday on Saturday, and just happens to ride this Pimlico track about 8 or 9 races a day? And WINSSSSSSSSSS a lot? Who is 20-1 in the morning line? Why its BODHISATTVA!
In Buddhism, BODHISATTVA means "enlightened one". We have something in common. We are also taking him as our "upset special" to winnnnnnnnnnn, place, and show. We are going to team him up with "the PHARAOH", and FIRING LINE in an exacta, and trifecta too. And for those seeking extra action throw DORTMUND in the superfecta box.
The whole happy recap is as follows: Tonight NBA: WASHINGTON -2.5 vs atlanta, MEMPHIS+5.5 vs Golden State, Tonight Baseball: CINCY REDS+130 vs san francisco, SATURDAY racing: #6 BODHISATTVA to win, place, and show. Also, a #1 AMERICAN PHARAOH, #6 BODHISATTVA, #8 FIRING LINE, Exacta and Trifecta box. And for the daring ones....#1,#2 DORTMUND, #6, #8 Superfecta box
And will you look at this.....there's a song named BODHISATTVA by our friends, STEELY DAN. Enjoy this. And while we're at it? Some more favorites from STEELY DAN right below it. Good luck. God bless. And enjoy. See you in the winner's circle, baby!