O’s Start Camp; Packer’s blunder

April 02, 2007 | Drew Forrester

Twenty four hours from now, Erik Bedard will be battling Johan Santana at the Metrodome in Minneapolis in the baseball season opener. I’m calling game one a 4-2 win for Baltimore…Bedard goes 5 1/3, gives up 5 hits and 2 runs. I saw the odds today…Twins are -220? That means, for rookie gamblers, you have to bet $220 on Minnesota just to win $100. I think the Baltimore club is a heckuva bet at +220. If I had a lot of loose money floating around, it would be placed on Bedard and Co. Monday night.

Speaking of Monday night – I might be the only guy in the country thinking like this: I think Florida is going to run Ohio State out of the gym. Gators by 13.

Billy Packer kept lamenting how Georgetown’s Jeff Green wasn’t “involved in the offense” on Saturday vs. Ohio State. “How come Jeff Green’s not getting any shots?”, Packer asked. I’ll tell you why, Billy. Because every time Green got the ball, he got rid of it in about eight-tenths of a second. He was scared to death of Oden. Period. Those announcers crack me up sometimes. I’m a dummy and I could see that a mile away. Why don’t they just speak the truth and forget all the sugarcoating?

Helluva finish on the PGA Tour, where Adam Scott made a 40-foot bomb at the 18th hole to seal the deal in Houston. We’ll be talking a lot of Masters this week…Scott might even play well in Augusta, where his high ball flight is a necessity to keep the ball on those tricky greens.

I’m doing my major league baseball predictions on Monday. You’re welcome to call show with your thoughts on the season, or e-mail them to me at: morningshow@wnst.net. Any that I get, I’ll read on Monday, I promise.

Hope you had a great weekend

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