Wednesday, April 26, 2017

And Windy Has Stormy Eyes. . .


Tuesday Wrap-Up
Batting Average: 0.333
  1. Astros at Indians
  2. Rays at Orioles
  3. Marlins at Phillies - postponed
  4. Cubs at Pirates
  5. Yankees at Red Sox- postponed
  6. Mariners at Tigers
  7. Braves at Mets- postponed
  8. Reds at Brewers
  9. Twins at Rangers
  10. Royals at White Sox
  11. Blue Jays at Cardinals
  12. National at Rockies
  13. Padres at Diamondbacks
  14. Athletics at Angels
  15. Dodgers at Giants
Wednesday's Line Up
  1. Reds at Brewers
  2. Royals at White Sox
  3. Astros at Indians
  4. Yankees at Red Sox
  5. Rays at Orioles
  6. Marlins at Phillies
  7. Cubs at Pirates
  8. Mariners at Tigers
  9. Braves at Mets
  10. Twins at Rangers
  11. Blue Jays at Cardinals
  12. Nationals at Rockies
  13. Padres at Diamondbacks
  14. Athletics at Angels
  15. Dodgers at Giants


The OKC Thunder need to rebuild. Period. I was perfect in my predictions for the post-season for Tuesday's games. Perhaps it was luck after all. (slight dramatic pause) Nah.
  • Thunder at Rockets
  • Grizzlies at Spurs
  • Jazz at Clippers
Wednesday's Games

  • Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards
  • Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics


Junior's presence on the track will be missed, but he has lived up to an impossible (to me) legacy of carrying on with the sport that he and his father loved. Best of health in future days and many checkered flags on those last victory laps this year.

Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Terrific Tuesday?


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


Enough broom talk about the Cavaliers and Warriors. Here are the predictions for tonight's games, sports fans.
  • Thunder at Rockets
  • Grizzlies at Spurs
  • Jazz at Clippers
Lady Grid out.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Decent Batting Average For Once!


Friday Results
Batting Average:0.533, this is my most impressive showing to date. It won't last. I will not be headed to Vegas.
  1. Red Sox at Orioles
  2. Braves at Phillies
  3. Yankees at Pirates
  4. Nationals at Mets
  5. Cubs at Reds
  6. Astros at Rays
  7. Royals at Rangers
  8. Indians at White Sox
  9. Cardinals at Brewers
  10. Tigers at Twins
  11. Giants at Rockies
  12. Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  13. Mariners at Athletics
  14. Blue Jays at Angels
  15. Marlins at Padres
Saturday Games
  1. ChiCubs at Cincinnati
  2. Detroit at Minnesota
  3. Seattle at Oakland
  4. Washington at NY Mets
  5. NY Yankees at Pittsburgh
  6. Houston at Tampa Bay
  7. Boston at Baltimore
  8. Atlanta at Philadelphia
  9. Cleveland at ChiSox
  10. St. Louis at Milwaukee
  11. Kansas City at Texas
  12. San Francisco at Colorado
  13. LA Dodgers at Arizona
  14. Miami at San Diego
  15. Toronto at LA Angels


Not bad in the predictions for last night's games. That's right. A 2-1 record.
  • Boston vs. Chicago
  • Houston vs. Oklahoma City
  • LA Clippers vs. Utah
Saturday Playoff Games
  • Toronto at Milwaukee - The Greek Freak dominates. Again. The Raptors have no answer for the Bucks. They must fear the deer.
  • Washington at Atlanta - Another sweep in the making.
  • San Antonio at Memphis - I don't think the starters will be benched tonight.
  • Golden State at Portland - Sweep City 3.0

Lady Grid out.

Friday, April 21, 2017

I Was Wrong, and It is A-Okay With Me


Thursday Recap
Batting Average: 0.363 (tsk)
  1. Boston at Toronto
  2. Cleveland at Minnesota
  3. Detroit at Tampa Bay
  4. LA Angels at Houston
  5. Baltimore at Cincinnati
  6. Philadelphia at NY Mets
  7. Washington at Atlanta
  8. Kansas City at Texas - so GLAD to have been wrong! 😀
  9. St. Louis at Milwaukee
  10. Arizona at San Diego
  11. Seattle at Oakland
Friday Games - April 21, 2017
  1. Red Sox at Orioles
  2. Braves at Phillies
  3. Yankees at Pirates
  4. Nationals at Mets
  5. Cubs at Reds
  6. Astros at Rays
  7. Royals at Rangers
  8. Indians at White Sox
  9. Cardinals at Brewers
  10. Tigers at Twins
  11. Giants at Rockies
  12. Dodgers at Diamondbacks
  13. Mariners at Athletics
  14. Blue Jays at Angels
  15. Marlins at Padres


Cleveland won and now has a 3-0 lead. 😴
Milwaukee and Memphis won at home, so that prediction was correct.😀

  • Boston vs. Chicago
  • Houston vs. Oklahoma City
  • LA Clippers vs. Utah
Lady Grid out.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Thriller or a Soul Killer?


Will it be a Thursday thriller for the boys of summer?
  1. Boston at Toronto
  2. Cleveland at Minnesota
  3. Detroit at Tampa Bay
  4. LA Angels at Houston
  5. Baltimore at Cincinnati
  6. Philadelphia at NY Mets
  7. Washington at Atlanta
  8. Kansas City at Texas - I want to be wrong about this one, but we've got a 5-10 record right now. Sigh.
  9. St. Louis at Milwaukee
  10. Arizona at San Diego
  11. Seattle at Oakland


The Beard has a 2-0 lead in the series against former teammate Russell Westbrook. Cleveland and San Antonio take their 2-0 leads to Indiana and Memphis, respectively. The home teams will get a win and have some hope. Milwaukee could be dangerous at home, too. This would mean the lower seed is leading the series. Ah, some excitement at last!

Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Less Than Stellar Showing. NBA Road to Finals is Boring. So Far.


Monday Wrap Up: April 17, 2017
Batting Average: 0.500 - finally broke even. Woot.
  1. Tampa Bay at Boston
  2. Pittsburgh at St. Louis
  3. ChiSox at NY Yankees
  4. San Diego at Atlanta
  5. Milwaukee at ChiCubs
  6. Cleveland at Minnesota
  7. LA Angels at Houston
  8. Texas at Oakland - time to rally on this West Coast road trip, Rangers!
  9. Miami at Seattle - I want another HR from Giancarlo!
  10. Arizona at LA Dodgers
Tuesday's Lineup: April 18, 2017
  1. ChiSox at NY Yankees - Ugh. Eight game winning streak. Please beat them, White Sox!
  2. BoSox at Toronto - The Blue Jays have the worst record so far. The Lady is smiling.
  3. Baltimore at Cincinnati
  4. Philadelphia at NY Mets
  5. Detroit at Tampa Bay
  6. Washington at Atlanta
  7. Milwaukee at ChiCubs - The Milwaukee Brewers have a winning season. So far. Milwaukee.
  8. Cleveland at Minnesota
  9. LA Angels at Houston
  10. San Francisco at Kansas City
  11. Pittsburgh at St. Louis - Andrew McCutchen has to get those kinks ironed out. Tonight.
  12. Texas at Oakland - Add to the misery of the Athletics who are on a four game losing streak.
  13. Miami at Seattle
  14. Colorado at LA Dodgers
  15. Arizona at San Diego


Yawn. Cleveland is up 2-0 in their series. San Antonio is up 2-0 in their series, too. I picked those results. Yesterday. Yawn.What's on tonight? All three of these teams lost at home. All three redeem themselves and even the series before taking it on the road.

  • Milwaukee at Toronto
  • Chicago at Boston
  • Utah at LA Clippers
Lady Grid out.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Catching Up or Not Quite Catching On? Hmmm. . .


Saturday's Average: 0.400 - yergh
  1. St. Louis at NY Yankees
  2. Philadelphia at Washington
  3. Baltimore at Toronto
  4. Milwaukee at Cincinnati
  5. ChiSox at Minnesota
  6. Pittsburgh at ChiCubs
  7. Tampa Bay at BoSox
  8. Houston at Oakland
  9. Colorado at San Francisco
  10. Detroit at Cleveland
  11. San Diego at Atlanta
  12. NY Mets at Miami
  13. LA Angels at Kansas City
  14. Texas at Seattle
  15. Arizona at LA Dodgers

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Batting Average: 0.357 - even more abysmal. Ugh.
  1. Orioles at Blue Jays
  2. Tigers at Indians
  3. Brewers at Reds
  4. Mets at Marlins
  5. Rays at Red Sox
  6. Padres at Braves
  7. Phillies at Nationals
  8. Angels at Royals
  9. Pirates at Cubs
  10. Astros at Athletics - postponed
  11. Rockies at Giants
  12. White Sox at Twins
  13. Rangers at Mariners
  14. Diamondbacks at Dodgers
  15. Cardinals at Yankees
Monday's Predictions:
  1. Tampa Bay at Boston
  2. Pittsburgh at St. Louis
  3. ChiSox at NY Yankees
  4. San Diego at Atlanta
  5. Milwaukee at ChiCubs
  6. Cleveland at Minnesota
  7. LA Angels at Houston
  8. Texas at Oakland - time to rally on this West Coast road trip, Rangers!
  9. Miami at Seattle - I want another HR from Giancarlo!
  10. Arizona at LA Dodgers


Weekend Playoff Results
  1. Indiana vs. Cleveland 
  2. Milwaukee vs. Toronto
  3. Memphis vs. San Antonio
  4. Itah vs. LA Clippers
  5. Atlanta vs. Washington
  6. Portland vs. Golden State
  7. Chicago vs. Boston - My heart breaks for Isaiah Thomas and his family with the loss of his twenty-two year old sister on Saturday morning. LORD, please comfort them.
  8. Oklahoma City vs. Houston
Monday Picks:

  • Indiana vs. Cleveland
  • Memphis vs. San Antonio
Lady Grid out.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Double-Duty Day

Good Saturday morning! I'm going to make my predictions for today and tomorrow. Because tomorrow is Easter Sunday, I will take a day of rest and return on Monday, April 17. Bet on it.
  1. St. Louis at NY Yankees
  2. Philadelphia at Washington
  3. Baltimore at Toronto
  4. Milwaukee at Cincinnati
  5. ChiSox at Minnesota
  6. Pittsburgh at ChiCubs
  7. Tampa Bay at BoSox
  8. Houston at Oakland
  9. Colorado at San Francisco
  10. Detroit at Cleveland
  11. San Diego at Atlanta
  12. NY Mets at Miami
  13. LA Angels at Kansas City
  14. Texas at Seattle
  15. Arizona at LA Dodgers

Sunday, April 16, 2017
  1. Orioles at Blue Jays
  2. Tigers at Indians
  3. Brewers at Reds
  4. Mets at Marlins
  5. Rays at Red Sox
  6. Padres at Braves
  7. Phillies at Nationals
  8. Angels at Royals
  9. Pirates at Cubs
  10. Astros at Athletics
  11. Rockies at Giants
  12. White Sox at Twins
  13. Rangers at Mariners
  14. Diamondbacks at Dodgers
  15. Cardinals at Yankees


Playoffs Round One - I am looking for a hometown sweet this weekend.

Saturday Games:

  1. Indiana at Cleveland
  2. Milwaukee at Toronto
  3. Memphis at San Antonio
  4. Utah at LA Clippers

Sunday Games:

  1. Atlanta at Washington
  2. Portland at Golden State
  3. Chicago at Boston
  4. Oklahoma City at Houston

Lady Grid out.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

NBA Post Season Begins/Boys of Summer Settling In

Now the regular season of the NBA is finished, the seeds are set. It will be time to determine if we have a new champion in June.

Eastern Conference Seedings
  1. Boston
  2. Cleveland
  3. Toronto
  4. Washington
  5. Atlanta
  6. Milwaukee
  7. Indiana
  8. Chicago

Western Conference Seedings
  1. Golden State
  2. San Antonio
  3. Houston
  4. LA Clippers
  5. Utah
  6. Oklahoma City
  7. Memphis
  8. Portland


Thursday, April 13, 2017 - I know some of my picks may defy logic, but there are some teams I do not want to win. Either they have been a perennial unfavorite or have "made the cut" in recent years. Some of my favorites are due to a player or two that I like. I LOVED hearing that Giancarlo Stanton went yard twice against the Braves last night even though I was too tired to watch it myself.

  1. Twins vs. Tigers
  2. Pirates vs. BoSox
  3. Dodgers vs. Cubs
  4. Rangers vs. Angels
  5. ChiSox vs. Indians
  6. Rays vs. Yankees
  7. Orioles vs. Blue Jays
  8. Brewers vs. Reds
  9. Mets vs. Marlins
  10. Athletics vs. Royals
  11. Rockies vs. Giants

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Second Week of the MLB

We start the second week of the 2017 MLB season today. My Rangers need to shake off the losses against the Tribe and then yesterday's loss to the As so that we can win the rubber match. Let's go, Rangers!

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

Lady Grid out.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A Magical Monday

Tourney Talk

Congratulations to the South Carolina Lady Gamecocks on their win over the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs in the NCAA Tournament last night. Now they can celebrate and rest before preparations begin to defend their title.

I am still pulling for UNC tonight.


It's Opening Day for real. Yesterday was nice to see the boys of summer get a head start and especially to see the Yankees lose. Now on to today's matchups with the bulk being day games.

  1. Atlanta at NY Mets
  2. Miami at Washington - Giancarlo goes yard!
  3. Pittsburgh at Boston
  4. Colorado at Milwaukee
  5. Toronto at Baltimore
  6. San Diego at LA Dodgers
  7. Detroit at ChiSox
  8. Kansas City at Minnesota
  9. Philadelphia at Cincinnati
  10. Cleveland at Texas
  11. Seattle at Houston
  12. LA Angels at Oakland

Lady Grid out.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Championship Time!

How about that? An all-SEC Women's National Championship tomorrow night. I have no dog in the race since I just knew the Huskies would roll on without a defeat. Now they know how it feels to lose a game and to play a tight game. It's a good lesson. Mississippi State and South Carolina face off, and I hope it's a good game. Congratulations in advance to the winner of the game.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs face off against my UNC Tarheels on Monday night. I've been a Tarheels fan for at least twenty-five years since my tenure as a young teacher in Abilene. I just liked them for some reason and took a strong dislike to Duke down Tobacco Road. Now I have one of my favorite underdogs facing my all-time favorite NCAA Men's team (aside from my beloved Texas A&M Aggies!). I want my Tarheels to redeem themselves from last year's heartbreaking buzzer beater against Villanova. Go Tarheels! Frank Isola of Around the Horn fame is the only panelist who picked UNC in the finals to win it.

Lady Grid out.