Editor's Note--Hello friends! In the midst of all this Facebook love this a.m., we are focused on the real important things. Like the Preakness Stakes from Baltimore, Maryland tomorrow. The 2nd leg of the Triple Crown, baby!! Of course, Large Richard is here to help. He even has a baseball selection for this evening as an added bonus. But I'm gonna go put my hoodie on and watch in amazement as a company that makes VERY little profit, can have a $104bn market cap. And don't try and friend me on Facebook. I dont have a profile. Or whatever the hell they call it, when you are on there. Big D? The floor is yours good sir.--R.B.
Richie, we are extremely excited for this big Preakness weekend! We might even be taking a boat ride down to Baltimore for the big race, and if we do, pass the champagne, lobster, AND the crab cakes, pally!
Firstly, the baseball. Andy Pettite has made a comeback for the NY Yankees. Based on his first performance on Mother's Day, he may be able to add "pitching" to his list of forgetting things. As in, when questioned on the stand a couple weeks ago in the trial for his bud, Roger Clemens, he "forgot" some things. Funny how that works. What's not funny? The CINCINNATI REDS are getting +130 tonight (wager 100 win 130) against Pettite. We'll take the REDS.
Tomorrow, from Pimlico is the 137th Preakness Stakes. Wanna know how many of the 11 horsies have run at that track? 1. Wanna know his name? PRETENSION. The #3. We're keeping him in our exacta and trifecta wagers. We are also betting him to place and show at more than 30-1 odds. You may ask, "Big D are you a MADMAN? That horse is waaaaaaaay slower than BODEMEISTER or I'LL HAVE ANOTHER." Yes he is. On paper. They dont race on paper, pal. They race on the main dirt trick at Pimlico, fella. But that brings us to the next point.
In the last 30 years, theres only been 3 winners of the Preakness that did NOT run in the Kentucky Derby. We aint goin against them odds. So we gotta put BODEMEISTER #7 and I'LL HAVE ANOTHER #9 in the mix since they ran 1-2 in the Derby. So let's go with an exacta AND trifecta box of 3-7-9 and look for the 3 and 9 to "pick up the pieces" coming down the stretch, by passing other tired horses. And if you really want to be a "Madman Across the Water" in Baltimore, throw #4 ZETTERHOLM in there for the superfecta. So lets have the soon to be happy recap......
Tonight: CINCY REDS +130 @ New York Yanks. Tomorrow: Race 12 Pimlico. Preakness Stakes. #3 PRETENSION place and show (2nd and 3rd place). A 3 horse Exacta Box 3-7 (BODEMEISTER) -9 (I'LL HAVE ANOTHER). Also, a 3-7-9 triple box for more money. AND for you "Madmen" and "Madwomen". A 3-4(ZETTERHOLM)-7-9 superfecta box (all 4 must come in the top 4 in any order). Good luck. God bless. And if you see someone dressed like this person. Singing this song. It might be Big D.