Bonds, Ravens PLUS Marc’s Baseball Bet of the Day

August 05, 2007 |

I missed it.  After all of the talk and all of the anticipation I missed Bonds’ tying home run.  I heard it was a monster shot.  That’s okay I guess.  I didn’t see Aaron tie the record either.  However I did see him break it and I’ll be watching every at bat, I don’t care where I am or what I’m doing, until Bonds breaks the record.  Do yourselves a favor, seriously, make it a point to be near a television for this historic event.  I know a lot of you are angry about the steroids.  Others despise Bonds for being a surly jerk at times.  I promise you though, you’re going to kick yourself if you miss a moment that may never come again.

Sure, Alex Rodriguez could take it away from Bonds and probably will. But this is YOUR moment as baseball fans to witness something truly spectacular.  When the camera bulbs flash and the game is stopped, all the drama, all the emotion will be released.  And then the questions will begin:

Will Selig bother to clap this time?  Last night, after Bonds tied the record, "Bonehead" Bud stood up and, rather than applaud the event, shoved his hands inside his front pockets.  I don’t know.  Maybe that’s how Selig always celebrates.  I knew a kid in junior high school who stuck his hand inside his pants a lot and always seemed to smile about it.  What the hell was Selig doing?  If he wasn’t going to acknowlege the event, why the hell would he bother showing up at all?  Personally, the guy creeps me out.  I’m not kidding.  He frightens me. He looks like a James Bond villain. 

Other questions to be answered after Bonds hits #756- how long will the game be stopped?  Will it be uncomfortable for Bonds when he speaks?  Will he lose his composure?  How bad will the boos be?  What will the announcers say to help frame the event? 

Finally, did any of you catch the irony surrounding Clay Hensley, the Padres starter who threw the home run pitch? Ready?  He once served a minor league suspension for…

STEROID USE.

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RAVENS SCRIMMAGE

Didn’t see it.  Don’t care.  I don’t feel compelled to watch a paid practice.  That’s why we have Aaron Wilson and Casey Willet.  Yesterday on the show, Rob Long called in and, as the Ravens lined up to start the scrimmage, I pretended to be excited.  I wasn’t.  Rob knew it and "outed" me over it.  Smart man that Rob Long. 

However tonight I’ll watch the Hall of Fame game with my brother.  We do it every year.  The game will be as boring as watching a PBS fund raising drive but it’s tradition.  And it really means that football is here.  I love that!

 

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MARC’S PICK OF THE DAY

Wanna be a millionaire?  Borrow 1.6 million and bet it on Eric Bedard today.  The Orioles are on the road and Bedard’s only a -160.  That’s VALUE folks.  This is why I believe baseball can be the most profitable sport there is.  Bedard has remained a bit under the radar with the linesmakers and the betting public and he’s not being given the credit he deserves.  He’s pitching against a guy I never heard of, whose name I can pronounce, who’s 1-6 with a 5.55 ERA.  Seriously.  This is your ticket to paradise.  If Eric Bedard and the Orioles lose today I’ll… I’ll…

I’ll try to get my money back with another bet tomorrow.

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