Thursday, June 30, 2016

Last Day of June

Thursday's Games
  1. Texas at NY Yankees
  2. Minnesota at ChiSox
  3. LA Dodgers at Milwaukee
  4. Cincinnati at Washington
  5. Cleveland at Toronto
  6. ChiCubs at NY Mets
  7. Miami at Atlanta
  8. Detroit at Tampa Bay
  9. Kansas City at St. Louis
  10. San Francisco at Oakland
  11. Baltimore at Seattle
Wednesday's Wrap-Up
Son of Lady Gridiron's Batting Average: 0.533 goes to my son. His weekend is safe. Ha ha ha!
  1. Boston vs. Tampa Bay
  2. ChiCubs vs. Cincinnati
  3. Miami vs. Detroit
  4. Toronto vs. Colorado
  5. Houston vs. LA Angels
  6. Baltimore vs. San Diego
  7. Philadelphia vs. Arizona
  8. NY Mets vs. Washington
  9. Texas vs. NY Yankees
  10. Cleveland vs. Atlanta
  11. Minnesota vs. ChiSox
  12. LA Dodgers vs. Milwaukee
  13. Kansas City vs. St. Louis
  14. San Francisco vs. Oakland
  15. Pittsburgh vs. Seattle
Candace Parker said it best.

Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mama!

Condolences also to the family of Buddy Ryan, the architect of the 46 defense that is seen every Sunday in the NFL. His legacy lives on in sons Rex and Rob Ryan. RIP Coach Ryan.

Tuesday's Tally
Batting Average:0.800 is a great way to throw down the gauntlet to my son. Beat that, kid!
  1. Rangers at Yankees
  2. Mets at Nationals
  3. Marlins at Tigers
  4. Indians at Braves
  5. Cubs at Reds
  6. Red Sox at Rays
  7. Twins at White Sox
  8. Dodgers at Brewers
  9. Cardinals at Royals
  10. Blue Jays at Rockies
  11. Phillies at Diamondbacks
  12. Astros at Angels
  13. Pirates at Mariners
  14. Orioles at Padres
  15. Athletics at Giants
Wednesday's Games - My son picked for me today. Do not ask how he made his decisions. It boggles the mind. If he gets a better average than me, I will ground him forever. Ha ha ha!
  1. Boston vs. Tampa Bay
  2. ChiCubs vs. Cincinnati
  3. Miami vs. Detroit
  4. Toronto vs. Colorado
  5. Houston vs. LA Angels
  6. Baltimore vs. San Diego
  7. Philadelphia vs. Arizona
  8. NY Mets vs. Washington
  9. Texas vs. NY Yankees
  10. Cleveland vs. Atlanta
  11. Minnesota vs. ChiSox
  12. LA Dodgers vs. Milwaukee
  13. Kansas City vs. St. Louis
  14. San Francisco vs. Oakland
  15. Pittsburgh vs. Seattle
Special confidential note: Happy birthday, Mama!

Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rest in Peace, Coach Summitt

It is a sad day for women's basketball today because Coach Pat Summitt succumbed to Alzheimers. I became a fan after seeing a segment about her on Sixty Minutes. That icy glare from the court side would have been enough to freeze me in my tracks. I cheered for the Lady Vols every year after that as well as my Lady Aggies. The only time I don't root for the Lady Vols is when they play my Lady Aggies. My sincerest condolences and prayers are for her family and close friends. Rest in peace, Coach.

Monday Wrap-Up
  1. LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh
  2. Texas at NY Yankees
  3. NY Mets at Washington
  4. Cleveland at Atlanta
  5. ChiCubs at Cincinnati
  6. BoSox at Tampa Bay
  7. St. Louis at Kansas City
  8. Toronto at Colorado
  9. Philadelphia at Arizona
  10. Houston at LA Angels
  11. Oakland at San Francisco - Bay Battle
  1. Rangers at Yankees
  2. Mets at Nationals
  3. Marlins at Tigers
  4. Indians at Braves
  5. Cubs at Reds
  6. Red Sox at Rays
  7. Twins at White Sox
  8. Dodgers at Brewers
  9. Cardinals at Royals
  10. Blue Jays at Rockies
  11. Phillies at Diamondbacks
  12. Astros at Angels
  13. Pirates at Mariners
  14. Orioles at Padres
  15. Athletics at Giants

European Championship

Italy vs. Spain - loss
England vs. Iceland - loss

It appears that Cinderella lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. That team just will not quit. Good luck! Gangi pér vel.

One final note to add since you know I keep a positive attitude. This one negative statement must be made: I hate Alzheimers, and I hate cancer.

Lady Grid out.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monstrous Monday?

  1. LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh
  2. Texas at NY Yankees
  3. NY Mets at Washington
  4. Cleveland at Atlanta
  5. ChiCubs at Cincinnati
  6. BoSox at Tampa Bay
  7. St. Louis at Kansas City
  8. Toronto at Colorado
  9. Philadelphia at Arizona
  10. Houston at LA Angels
  11. Oakland at San Francisco - Bay Battle
Sunday Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.533 was not bad.
  1. Twins at Yankees
  2. Indians at Tigers
  3. Padres at Reds
  4. Cubs at Marlins
  5. Rays at Orioles - The Rays are on a ten game losing streak. Let's make it eleven.
  6. Mets at Braves
  7. Blue Jays at White Sox
  8. Nationals at Brewers
  9. Astros at Royals - just watch the Royals annihilate them since I finally picked the 'Stros.
  10. Red Sox at Rangers
  11. Athletics at Angels
  12. Phillies at Giants
  13. Cardinals at Mariners
  14. Diamondbacks at Rockies
  15. Dodgers at Pirates


European Championship

Sunday Matches
  • France vs. Ireland - win
  • Germany vs. Slovakia - win
  • Hungary vs. Belgium - win
Monday Matches
  • Italy vs. Spain
  • England vs. Iceland

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A So-So Saturday


Sunday Games
  1. Twins at Yankees
  2. Indians at Tigers
  3. Padres at Reds
  4. Cubs at Marlins
  5. Rays at Orioles - The Rays are on a ten game losing streak. Let's make it eleven.
  6. Mets at Braves
  7. Blue Jays at White Sox
  8. Nationals at Brewers
  9. Astros at Royals - just watch the Royals annihilate them since I finally picked the 'Stros.
  10. Red Sox at Rangers
  11. Athletics at Angels
  12. Phillies at Giants
  13. Cardinals at Mariners
  14. Diamondbacks at Rockies
  15. Dodgers at Pirates

Saturday Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.375 was the result. How about the Orioles sweeping the double header against the Rays? I guess they are back in business.
  1. Minnesota at NY Yankees
  2. Tampa Bay at Baltimore (game 1)
  3. Toronto at ChiSox
  4. Cleveland at Detroit
  5. Washington at Milwaukee
  6. San Diego at Cincinnati
  7. Arizona at Colorado
  8. ChiCubs at Miami
  9. Tampa Bay at Baltimore (game 2)
  10. Houston at Kansas City
  11. NY Mets at Atlanta
  12. LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh
  13. Boston at Texas
  14. Oakland at LA Angels
  15. Philadelphia at San Francisco
  16. St. Louis at Seattle


Copa América

United States vs. Colombia - win (I picked the result, but I am not happy about it.)

Sunday Match

Argentina vs. Chile

European Championship

Saturday Tally

Sunday Matches
  • France vs. Ireland
  • Germany vs. Slovakia
  • Hungary vs. Belgium - for the fictional character M. Hercule Poirot
Lady Grid out.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Spectacular Saturday Slugfest


Just seeing the results of the first five MLB games on Friday evening made me feel great. It was so much better than only choosing one game correctly that the end result did not bother me at all. At first I did a little double take when composing my game listing when I saw that Tampa Bay and Baltimore have a double header scheduled for today. Play ball!

Saturday's Games
  1. Minnesota at NY Yankees
  2. Tampa Bay at Baltimore (game 1)
  3. Toronto at ChiSox
  4. Cleveland at Detroit
  5. Washington at Milwaukee
  6. San Diego at Cincinnati
  7. Arizona at Colorado
  8. ChiCubs at Miami
  9. Tampa Bay at Baltimore (game 2)
  10. Houston at Kansas City
  11. NY Mets at Atlanta
  12. LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh
  13. Boston at Texas
  14. Oakland at LA Angels
  15. Philadelphia at San Francisco
  16. St. Louis at Seattle
Friday Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.533 is so much better than 0.111 any day of the week.
  1. Rays at Orioles
  2. Twins at Yankees
  3. Dodgers at Pirates
  4. Indians at Tigers
  5. Padres at Reds
  6. Cubs at Marlins
  7. Mets at Braves
  8. Red Sox at Rangers
  9. Blue Jays at White Sox
  10. Nationals at Brewers
  11. Astros at Royals
  12. Diamondbacks at Rockies
  13. Athletics at Angels
  14. Cardinals at Mariners
  15. Phillies at Giants


Copa América

USA vs. Colombia 

European Championship
  • Switzerland vs. Poland
  • Wales vs. Northern Ireland
  • Croatia vs. Portugal
Lady Grid out.

Friday, June 24, 2016

How Low Can You Go?

In "honor" of the worst batting average ever posted on this little blog page, I'm putting the previous day's wrap up first.  Maybe it will help. Tsk!

Thursday Wrap Up
The WORST batting average ever: 0.111! There are no words.
  1. San Francisco at Pittsburgh
  2. Seattle at Detroit
  3. Philadelphia at Minnesota
  4. ChiSox at Boston - no brooms in Boston, please, Big Papi.
  5. NY Mets at Atlanta
  6. San Diego at Cincinnati
  7. ChiCubs at Miami - I found out that Ichiro was not in the lineup, so I will wait until another time to see his batting stance and ritual approach to the ball.
  8. Arizona at Colorado
  9. Oakland at LA Angels
Friday's Forecast
  1. Rays at Orioles
  2. Twins at Yankees
  3. Dodgers at Pirates
  4. Indians at Tigers
  5. Padres at Reds
  6. Cubs at Marlins
  7. Mets at Braves
  8. Red Sox at Rangers
  9. Blue Jays at White Sox
  10. Nationals at Brewers
  11. Astros at Royals
  12. Diamondbacks at Rockies
  13. Athletics at Angels
  14. Cardinals at Mariners
  15. Phillies at Giants
Lady Grid out.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Win-Win Wednesday/New Feature Debuts Today: Head Scratchers

MLB Time - I had to watch that flubbed call about fan interference in Bogaerts' near HR in the 8th inning of the White Sox-Red Sox game. I rewatched it and feel that it would have continued without the fans sticking their paws in the way. My opinion.

Thursday's Games
  1. San Francisco at Pittsburgh
  2. Seattle at Detroit
  3. Philadelphia at Minnesota
  4. ChiSox at Boston - no brooms in Boston, please, Big Papi.
  5. NY Mets at Atlanta
  6. San Diego at Cincinnati
  7. ChiCubs at Miami - I may have to catch any view of this game just to watch Ichiro's at-bat shirt adjustment routine. Every. Single. Time.
  8. Arizona at Colorado
  9. Oakland at LA Angels
Wednesday's Wrap-Up
Batting Average:
  1. Braves at Marlins
  2. Rockies at Yankees
  3. Royals at Mets
  4. Angels at Astros
  5. Cardinals at Cubs
  6. Brewers at Athletics
  7. Diamondbacks at Blue Jays
  8. Padres at Orioles
  9. Giants at Pirates
  10. White Sox at Red Sox
  11. Rays at Indians
  12. Mariners at Tigers
  13. Reds at Rangers
  14. Phillies at Twins
  15. Nationals at Dodgers


European Championship
  • Hungary vs. Portugal - draw
  • Iceland vs. Austria - win
  • Sweden vs. Belgium - loss
  • Italy vs. Ireland (Eire) - win
Copa América

Colombia vs. Chile  - win

Head Scratchers:
  1. Former MVP Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks.
  2. Las Vegas now has an NHL team when the 2017-2018 season starts. Will they be the Gamblers?
  3. Dirk Nowitzki will be a free agent on July 1. 
Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Paint it Red?


Wednesday's Games
  1. Braves at Marlins
  2. Rockies at Yankees
  3. Royals at Mets
  4. Angels at Astros
  5. Cardinals at Cubs
  6. Brewers at Athletics
  7. Diamondbacks at Blue Jays
  8. Padres at Orioles
  9. Giants at Pirates
  10. White Sox at Red Sox
  11. Rays at Indians
  12. Mariners at Tigers
  13. Reds at Rangers
  14. Phillies at Twins
  15. Nationals at Dodgers

Tuesday Wrap-Up
Batting Average:0.333 would be decent in the MLB, I know, but I am trying to stay above 0.500 for the season, if possible. I am borrowing the Rolling Stones' song and changing the word to red instead of black.
  1. San Diego at Baltimore
  2. Colorado at NY Yankees
  3. San Francisco at Pittsburgh
  4. Arizona at Toronto
  5. ChiSox at Boston
  6. Tampa Bay at Cleveland
  7. Seattle at Detroit
  8. Kansas City at NY Mets
  9. Atlanta at Miami
  10. St. Louis at ChiCubs
  11. Cincinnati at Texas
  12. Philadelphia at Minnesota
  13. LA Angels at Houston
  14. Milwaukee at Oakland
  15. Washington at LA Dodgers


European Championship

Tuesday's Results
  • Northern Ireland vs. Germany
  • Ukraine vs. Poland
  • Croatia vs. España
  • Czech Republic vs. Turkey
Today's Matches
  • Hungary vs. Portugal
  • Iceland vs. Austria - draw
  • Sweden vs. Belgium
  • Italy vs. Ireland
Copa América

Oh, well, maybe next month at Rio, Team USA.
Colombia vs. Chile

Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

There's a Reason I Don't Make Bets in Vegas!


Tuesday's Games
  1. San Diego at Baltimore
  2. Colorado at NY Yankees
  3. San Francisco at Pittsburgh
  4. Arizona at Toronto
  5. ChiSox at Boston
  6. Tampa Bay at Cleveland
  7. Seattle at Detroit
  8. Kansas City at NY Mets
  9. Atlanta at Miami
  10. St. Louis at ChiCubs
  11. Cincinnati at Texas
  12. Philadelphia at Minnesota
  13. LA Angels at Houston
  14. Milwaukee at Oakland
  15. Washington at LA Dodgers
Monday's Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.400 - not the worst I've done, as you know.
  1. Diamondbacks at Phillies
  2. Giants at Padres
  3. White Sox at Red Sox
  4. Rays at Indians
  5. Mariners at Tigers
  6. Rockies at Marlins
  7. Orioles at Rangers
  8. Cardinals at Cubs
  9. Angels at Astros
  10. Nationals at Dodgers


European Championship

Monday's Matches
  • Russia vs. Wales - loss
  • Slovakia vs. England - draw

Tuesday's Forecast - har har har
  • Northern Ireland vs. Germany
  • Ukraine vs. Poland
  • Croatia vs. España
  • Czech Republic vs. Turkey

Copa América

USA vs. Argentina

Lady Grid out.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy First Day of Summer!

Congratulations to the 2016 NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers! I picked correctly this time. Happy first day of summer! Sonic Drive-In has half price cheeseburgers all day long as a celebration.

MLB Monday
  1. Diamondbacks at Phillies
  2. Giants at Padres
  3. White Sox at Red Sox
  4. Rays at Indians
  5. Mariners at Tigers
  6. Rockies at Marlins
  7. Orioles at Rangers
  8. Cardinals at Cubs
  9. Angels at Astros
  10. Nationals at Dodgers

Sunday Wrap-Up
Batting Average:0.533 is not too shabby and still on the plus side.
  1. ChiSox at Cleveland
  2. Atlanta at NY Mets
  3. Colorado at Miami
  4. San Francisco at Tampa Bay
  5. Toronto at Baltimore
  6. Seattle at Boston
  7. Arizona at Philadelphia
  8. NY Yankees at Minnesota
  9. Cincinnati at Houston
  10. Detroit at Kansas City
  11. Texas at St. Louis
  12. LA Angels at Oakland
  13. Milwaukee at LA Dodgers
  14. Washington at San Diego
  15. Pittsburgh at ChiCubs
Soccer - European Championship

Sunday Matches:
Romania vs. Albania - Loss.
Switzerland vs. France - draw

Monday Matches:
Slovakia vs. England - England prevails or it ends in a draw.
Russia vs. Wales - Russia wins.

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day - 2016

Happy Fathers' Day to all dads out there! If you are able to ring him on the phone instead of giving him a hug around the neck or a cold soda to drink, please do celebrate your daddy.

Sunday Games - June 19, 2016
  1. ChiSox at Cleveland
  2. Atlanta at NY Mets
  3. Colorado at Miami
  4. San Francisco at Tampa Bay
  5. Toronto at Baltimore
  6. Seattle at Boston
  7. Arizona at Philadelphia
  8. NY Yankees at Minnesota
  9. Cincinnati at Houston
  10. Detroit at Kansas City
  11. Texas at St. Louis
  12. LA Angels at Oakland
  13. Milwaukee at LA Dodgers
  14. Washington at San Diego
  15. Pittsburgh at ChiCubs
Saturday Wrap-Up

Apparently, I should have put money on correctly predicting the first twelve games. Nah!
Batting average: 0.867 - my highest ever!
  1. Yankees at Twins
  2. Diamondbacks at Phillies
  3. Blue Jays at Orioles
  4. Mariners at Red Sox
  5. Angels at Athletics - Welcome back, Tim Lincecum!
  6. Reds at Astros - Dallas has a brilliant outing.
  7. Rockies at Marlins
  8. Giants at Rays
  9. Rangers at Cardinals
  10. White Sox at Indians
  11. Tigers at Royals
  12. Pirates at Cubs
  13. Braves at Mets
  14. Brewers at Dodgers
  15. Nationals at Padres

European Championship
  • Belgium vs. Ireland 
  • Iceland vs. Hungary - draw
  • Portugal vs. Austria - draw
See, I forgot about those draw results, so I am just going to forget about making predictions and will tell you who I want to win, okay? Okay.

Romania vs. Albania - Romania win or draw
Switzerland vs. France - one of my former students would NEVER forgive me for going against France. France wins or draw.

 Copa América
  • Argentina vs. Venezuela
  • Mexico vs. Chile
Now back on this side of the Atlantic, I got both of these predictions right. Hmm. The United States takes on Argentina on Tuesday while on Wednesday we have Colombia and Chile.

NBA Finals

Cleveland leaves everything on the floor and hoists the trophy in Oakland.

Lady Grid out.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Day for Iced Tea

Friday Wrap-Up
Batting Average:0.400 is a slight improvement over my previous prediction rate.
  1. Pittsburgh at ChiCubs
  2. Toronto at Baltimore
  3. Arizona at Philadelphia
  4. Seattle at Boston
  5. ChiSox at Cleveland
  6. Atlanta at NY Mets
  7. Colorado at Miami
  8. San Francisco at Tampa Bay
  9. NY Yankees at Minnesota
  10. Cincinnati at Houston
  11. Detroit at Kansas City - Let's hope that Ventura keeps it together, hmm?
  12. Texas at St. Louis
  13. LA Angels at Oakland
  14. Milwaukee at LA Dodgers
  15. Washington at San Diego
Saturday Forecast - the weather will be hot in my neck of the woods, so I'll sip some iced tea and catch some of the games' highlights on MLB Network.

  1. Yankees at Twins
  2. Diamondbacks at Phillies
  3. Blue Jays at Orioles
  4. Mariners at Red Sox
  5. Angels at Athletics - Welcome back, Tim Lincecum!
  6. Reds at Astros - Dallas has a brilliant outing.
  7. Rockies at Marlins
  8. Giants at Rays
  9. Rangers at Cardinals
  10. White Sox at Indians
  11. Tigers at Royals
  12. Pirates at Cubs
  13. Braves at Mets
  14. Brewers at Dodgers
  15. Nationals at Padres

In the European Championship, I may have to pull for an underdog.

  • Belgium vs. Ireland - Erin Go Bragh!
  • Iceland vs. Hungary
  • Portugal vs. Austria - Ronaldo and team dodge another draw.

Congratulations to the USMNT for defeating Ecuador 2-1 in Copa América on Thursday. For today, I am picking geographical next door neighbors as winners.

  • Argentina vs. Venezuela
  • Mexico vs. Chile

Lady Grid out.

Friday, June 17, 2016

NBA Insanity and My Worst Batting Average Ever!

Insane Game! There will be a seventh game on Sunday for the NBA Finals. I may have to watch this one, but don't quote me. Stephen Curry fouled out and then ejected from the game before he tossed his mouthpiece in disgust and frustration? He is only a human being.

Friday Forecast
  1. Pittsburgh at ChiCubs
  2. Toronto at Baltimore
  3. Arizona at Philadelphia
  4. Seattle at Boston
  5. ChiSox at Cleveland
  6. Atlanta at NY Mets
  7. Colorado at Miami
  8. San Francisco at Tampa Bay
  9. NY Yankees at Minnesota
  10. Cincinnati at Houston
  11. Detroit at Kansas City - Let's hope that Ventura keeps it together, hmm?
  12. Texas at St. Louis
  13. LA Angels at Oakland
  14. Milwaukee at LA Dodgers
  15. Washington at San Diego

Thursday's Wrap-Up
Batting Average:0.300 is one of the worst I have posted, ever. Just the worst day ever. (For baseball game predictions)
  1. Reds at Braves
  2. Mariners at Rays
  3. Rangers at Athletics - That no-no was almost there. Argh!
  4. Blue Jays at Phillies
  5. Orioles at Red Sox
  6. Pirates at Mets - Is McCutchen on the trading block? 
  7. Yankees at Twins
  8. Tigers at Royals
  9. Brewers at Dodgers
  10. Nationals at Padres
Lady Grid out.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Game Time, Title Decision Time?

Thursday - June 16, 2016

The NBA Finals take place tonight. Will the Warriors win in Cleveland, or will there be a championship-deciding game seven out in Oakland on Father's Day, June 19? No bets.

MLB Forecast
  1. Reds at Braves
  2. Mariners at Rays
  3. Rangers at Athletics
  4. Blue Jays at Phillies
  5. Orioles at Red Sox
  6. Pirates at Mets
  7. Yankees at Twins
  8. Tigers at Royals
  9. Brewers at Dodgers
  10. Nationals at Padres

Wednesday Round-Up
Batting average: 0.467 just about makes me a Stink City denizen.

Congratulations to Ichiro Suzuki for reaching 4,257 hits.
  1. NY Yankees at Colorado
  2. Miami at San Diego
  3. LA Dodgers at Arizona
  4. Milwaukee at San Francisco
  5. ChiCubs at Washington
  6. Baltimore at Boston
  7. Toronto at Philadelphia
  8. Cincinnati at Atlanta
  9. Pittsburgh at NY Mets
  10. Seattle at Tampa Bay
  11. Houston at St. Louis
  12. Detroit at ChiSox
  13. Cleveland at Kansas City
  14. Minnesota at LA Angels
  15. Texas at Oakland
Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Woohoo Wednesday

Wednesday's Games
  1. NY Yankees at Colorado
  2. Miami at San Diego
  3. LA Dodgers at Arizona
  4. Milwaukee at San Francisco
  5. ChiCubs at Washington
  6. Baltimore at Boston
  7. Toronto at Philadelphia
  8. Cincinnati at Atlanta
  9. Pittsburgh at NY Mets
  10. Seattle at Tampa Bay
  11. Houston at St. Louis
  12. Detroit at ChiSox
  13. Cleveland at Kansas City
  14. Minnesota at LA Angels
  15. Texas at Oakland

Tuesday Wrap-Up: I had a 0.600 batting average. Both Harold Reynolds and Pedro Martinez were on MLB Network last night. Win-win! They are two of my favorite former major leaguers and excellent teachers about America's National Pastime!
  1. Phillies at Blue Jays
  2. Cubs at Nationals
  3. Orioles at Red Sox
  4. Reds at Braves
  5. Pirates at Mets
  6. Mariners at Rays
  7. Tigers at White Sox
  8. Indians at Royals
  9. Astros at Cardinals
  10. Yankees at Rockies
  11. Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  12. Twins at Angels
  13. Rangers at Athletics
  14. Marlins at Padres
  15. Brewers at Giants
Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Banner Day for Baseball

Today is Flag Day. Please fly your American flag today if you have one. We do this because the flag was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

Tuesday's Tales
  1. Phillies at Blue Jays
  2. Cubs at Nationals
  3. Orioles at Red Sox
  4. Reds at Braves
  5. Pirates at Mets
  6. Mariners at Rays
  7. Tigers at White Sox
  8. Indians at Royals
  9. Astros at Cardinals
  10. Yankees at Rockies
  11. Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  12. Twins at Angels
  13. Rangers at Athletics
  14. Marlins at Padres
  15. Brewers at Giants
Monday's Mash-Up - A respectable 0.600 batting average for the day.
  1. Cubs at Nationals
  2. Phillies at Blue Jays
  3. Reds at Braves
  4. Tigers at White Sox
  5. Indians at Royals
  6. Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  7. Twins at Angels
  8. Rangers at Athletics - we got THUMPED, 14-5. Ugh.
  9. Marlins at Padres
  10. Brewers at Giants
Well, well, well. Will wonders never cease? The Cavs beat the Warriors out in California. Game six will be on Thursday evening. I have plans for the evening and will keep updated on my phone.

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Another Super Duper Sunday!

Marvelous Monday?
  1. Cubs at Nationals
  2. Phillies at Blue Jays
  3. Reds at Braves
  4. Tigers at White Sox
  5. Indians at Royals
  6. Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  7. Twins at Angels
  8. Rangers at Athletics
  9. Marlins at Padres
  10. Brewers at Giants

Sunday Wrap-Up
Batting Average for Sunday: 0.533
  1. Baltimore at Toronto
  2. Oakland at Cincinnati
  3. Houston at Tampa Bay
  4. ChiCubs at Atlanta
  5. Detroit at NY Yankees
  6. Kansas City at ChiSox
  7. NY Mets at Milwaukee
  8. Boston at Minnesota
  9. Cleveland at LA Angels
  10. Philadelphia at Washington
  11. Texas at Seattle
  12. San Diego at Colorado
  13. Miami at Arizona
  14. St. Louis at Pittsburgh
  15. LA Dodgers at San Francisco
NBA Side Note: The Warriors put the Cavaliers out of their misery tonight. 

Lady Grid out.

Sweet Sunday!

Sunday Slug-a-Rama
  1. Baltimore at Toronto
  2. Oakland at Cincinnati
  3. Houston at Tampa Bay
  4. ChiCubs at Atlanta
  5. Detroit at NY Yankees
  6. Kansas City at ChiSox
  7. NY Mets at Milwaukee
  8. Boston at Minnesota
  9. Cleveland at LA Angels
  10. Philadelphia at Washington
  11. Texas at Seattle
  12. San Diego at Colorado
  13. Miami at Arizona
  14. St. Louis at Pittsburgh
  15. LA Dodgers at San Francisco

Saturday's Summary
Batting Average: 0.667 - a banner day!
  1. Phillies at Nationals
  2. Orioles at Blue Jays
  3. Royals at White Sox
  4. Red Sox at Twins
  5. Mets at Brewers
  6. Cubs at Braves 
  7. Athletics at Reds
  8. Padres at Rockies
  9. Astros at Rays
  10. Tigers atYankees
  11. Cardinals at Pirates
  12. Dodgers at Giants
  13. Indians at Angels
  14. Rangers at Mariners
  15. Marlins at Diamondbacks
Lady Grid out.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Snork! I Just Knew It!

It was too much to hope that that Cavaliers would make it a series and win at home last night against the heir-apparent Warriors. Just too much. CavsNation is grieving the trophy that did not even get closer to their fingertips. I have no pony in this race, but I like a series to be an actual series. Tsk!

MLB Wrap-Up

Thursday's Batting Average: 0.666. I'm right proud of that one but wish I had gotten just one more prediction correct.

Since I was at work doing curriculum writing and did not have much down time, I made no pronostications for Friday's games.

Saturday Slugfest
  1. Phillies at Nationals
  2. Orioles at Blue Jays
  3. Royals at White Sox
  4. Red Sox at Twins
  5. Mets at Brewers
  6. Cubs at Braves 
  7. Athletics at Reds
  8. Padres at Rockies
  9. Astros at Rays
  10. Tigers atYankees
  11. Cardinals at Pirates
  12. Dodgers at Giants
  13. Indians at Angels
  14. Rangers at Mariners
  15. Marlins at Diamondbacks

I missed watching the NCAA Men's Track and Field Finals last night, so I will try to catch up with the ladies tonight. The SEC was well represented with a 1-2-3 finish. Next year, Aggies, we get those Gators and Hogs! Gig 'em, Aggies! Whoop!

Lady Grid out.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Back on Track

I took yesterday to recuperate after moving items from my old classroom to my new classroom. The energy fled me, so I put my feet up and watched the Mens NCAA Track & Field Semifinals. That motivated me to run 1.5 miles this morning. Woohoo!

Thursday - MLB Games
  1. Houston at Texas
  2. Pittsburgh at Colorado
  3. LA Angels at NY Yankees
  4. Baltimore at Toronto
  5. St. Louis at Cincinnati
  6. Washington at ChiSox
  7. NY Mets at Milwaukee
  8. Miami at Minnesota
  9. Cleveland at Seattle
It's about time that the Cleveland Cavaliers showed up! Now we may have a series. My final opinion is held until the end of the game on Friday night.

Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Terrific Tuesday?

Tuesday's Games

  1. NY Mets at Pittsburgh - New York Mets
  2. Kansas City at Baltimore - Kansas City
  3. LA Angels at NY Yankees - New York Yankees
  4. ChiCubs at Philadelphia - Chicago Cubs
  5. Toronto at Detroit - Toronto
  6. St. Louis at Cincinnati - St. Louis
  7. NY Mets at Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
  8. Houston at Texas - Texas
  9. Washington at ChiSox - Washington
  10. Oakland at Milwaukee - Oakland
  11. Miami at Minnesota - Minnesota
  12. Tampa Bay at Arizona - Tampa Bay
  13. Cleveland at Seattle - Seattle
  14. Colorado at LA Dodgers - Los Angeles Dodgers
  15. Atlanta at San Diego - San Diego
  16. Boston at San Francisco - Boston

Monday Wrap-Up - Fantastic Day of 0.800 batting average
  1. Cubs at Phillies
  2. Angels at Yankees
  3. Royals at Orioles
  4. Mets at Pirates
  5. Blue Jays at Tigers
  6. Astros at Rangers
  7. Rays at Diamondbacks
  8. Indians at Mariners
  9. Rockies at Dodgers
  10. Braves at Padres
Lady Grid out.

Monday, June 6, 2016

D-Day 2016

Greetings and good morning. Thank you, D-Day beach landers for your heroism 72 years ago today. You turned the tide of World War II and guaranteed our freedoms of speech and religion, among other things. Thank you. Rest in peace, brave warriors who succumbed to wounds while storming Normandy, France.

On an NBA side note, I hope Cleveland has a plan to win at home because their performance out west is unsettling to the CavsNation.

MLB Monday

  1. Cubs at Phillies
  2. Angels at Yankees
  3. Royals at Orioles
  4. Mets at Pirates
  5. Blue Jays at Tigers
  6. Astros at Rangers
  7. Rays at Diamondbacks
  8. Indians at Mariners
  9. Rockies at Dodgers
  10. Braves at Padres

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Very Happy Lady Today!

I am a proud Mama today after my son graduated with honors from high school yesterday. He is a good kid who keeps me smiling, laughing, sighing, and enjoying. Now you see that I really am not linebacker sized since he and my husband tower over me. Happy days! Sports writing returns tomorrow.

Lady Grid out.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Fantastic Friday - I'm Calling It.

I may not post until early next week as I prepare to celebrate my son's high school graduation tomorrow. If time permits, I'll keep you up to date with my prognostications.  Har har har.

Friday's Forecast
  1. Diamondbacks at Cubs - Cubs
  2. Yankees at Orioles - Orioles
  3. Brewers at Phillies - Brewers
  4. Angels at Pirates- Pirates
  5. Blue Jays at Red Sox - Red Sox
  6. Royals at Indians - Royals
  7. White Sox at Tigers - Tigers
  8. Nationals at Reds - Nationals
  9. Mets at Marlins - Mets
  10. Mariners at Rangers - Mariners (They seem to have our number in Arlington. Grr!)
  11. Rays at Twins - Twins
  12. Athletics at Astros - Astros
  13. Giants at Cardinals - Giants
  14. Braves at Dodgers - Dodgers
  15. Rockies at Padres - Rockies

Thursday Throwback Time - Batting Average of 0.454. Ugh!
  1. San Francisco at Atlanta (I KNEW better than to choose Atlanta. At home. When I refused to choose them, they won. Trolls.)
  2. Arizona at Houston
  3. LA Dodgers at ChiCubs
  4. Boston at Baltimore
  5. Milwaukee at Philadelphia
  6. Kansas City at Cleveland
  7. Pittsburgh at Miami
  8. NY Yankees at Detroit
  9. Tampa Bay at Minnesota
  10. Cincinnati at Colorado
  11. Seattle at San Diego
Lady Grid out.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy Birthday, Daddy! I Almost Moved to Stink City, Again.

A shoutout to my Daddy who celebrates a birthday today. He is the one who would have me call strikes and balls while watching baseball on the television with the sound off. Great times! Happy birthday, Daddy!

Thursday's Forecast - An odd assortment of eleven games today. Hmm.
  1. San Francisco at Atlanta
  2. Arizona at Houston
  3. LA Dodgers at ChiCubs
  4. Boston at Baltimore
  5. Milwaukee at Philadelphia
  6. Kansas City at Cleveland
  7. Pittsburgh at Miami
  8. NY Yankees at Detroit
  9. Tampa Bay at Minnesota
  10. Cincinnati at Colorado
  11. Seattle at San Diego
Wednesday Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.533
  1. White Sox at Mets
  2. Cardinals at Brewers
  3. Twins at Athletics
  4. Rangers at Indians
  5. Red Sox at Orioles
  6. Tigers at Angels
  7. Nationals at Phillies
  8. Yankees at Blue Jays
  9. Giants at Braves
  10. Pirates at Marlins
  11. Dodgers at Cubs
  12. Diamondbacks at Astros (I double-checked the location because they were in Arizona on Tuesday. The joys of modern travel.)
  13. Rays at Royals
  14. Reds at Rockies
  15. Mariners at Padres
Oh yeah, there's an NBA game on tonight. I may be too busy getting ready for my son's graduation and the last day of school to pay attention. Warriors take game one.

Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Happy Running Day!

Yes, it's National Running Day. With the weather outside, I may be running from my car into my building to work. That's about it.

Wednesday's Forecast - June 1, 2016
  1. White Sox at Mets
  2. Cardinals at Brewers
  3. Twins at Athletics
  4. Rangers at Indians
  5. Red Sox at Orioles
  6. Tigers at Angels
  7. Nationals at Phillies
  8. Yankees at Blue Jays
  9. Giants at Braves
  10. Pirates at Marlins
  11. Dodgers at Cubs
  12. Diamondbacks at Astros (I double-checked the location because they were in Arizona on Tuesday. The joys of modern travel.)
  13. Rays at Royals
  14. Reds at Rockies
  15. Mariners at Padres
Tuesday's Tales - Batting average of 0.667. Not too shabby.
  1. San Diego at Seattle - Seattle
  2. Houston at Arizona - Arizona
  3. Texas at Cleveland - Texas (Congratulations on your first HR, Jurickson Profar!)
  4. Pittsburgh at Miami - Pittsburgh
  5. Boston at Baltimore - Boston
  6. Washington at Philadelphia - Washington
  7. NY Yankees at Toronto - NY
  8. San Francisco at Atlanta - San Francisco
  9. ChiSox at NY Mets - Chicago (Sox)
  10. LA Dodgers at ChiCubs - Chicago (Cubs)
  11. St. Louis at Milwaukee - St. Louis
  12. Tampa Bay at Kansas City - Kansas City
  13. Cincinnati at Colorado - Colorado
  14. Detroit at LA Angels - Detroit
  15. Minnesota at Oakland - Oakland
Lady Grid out.