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09 Apr 15 20:23
Date Joined: 26 Feb 03
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Has the forum fallen over in the last year?

If anyone's interested, I'm posting baseball picks on my BF blog and I'd love to discuss my lack of talent
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Report themightymac April 10, 2015 5:20 PM BST
The forum has died a slow death Orioles. All the good MLB posters gone. Last year I was talking to myself, so gave up. Talking to oneself is the first sign of insanity, so I`m told. Good to see you back and in fine form My Learned Friend.

I`m always interested in your tips - for elimination purposes LaughLaughWhoops
Report orioles April 10, 2015 11:46 PM BST
Words can hurt, you know
Report orioles April 10, 2015 11:47 PM BST
Report orioles April 10, 2015 11:47 PM BST
God. It really is broken!!
Report themightymac April 10, 2015 11:50 PM BST
No Blog??
Report themightymac April 10, 2015 11:54 PM BST
I like the Cardinals with Lackey on the mound plus I like betting against Marquis who is past his sell by date.

CARDINALS my only bet tonight @ 8/11
Report themightymac April 11, 2015 1:36 AM BST
I see B365 are showing all the games this year.
Report orioles April 11, 2015 2:31 AM BST
My blog is knackered, but BF are unable or unwilling to fix the problem.

For the truly dedicated you can get to it by going to and it's one of the featured blogs on the right.
Report themightymac April 11, 2015 7:53 PM BST
Thanks Orioles. Good start. And Reds are winning just now.

My long time method is to concentrate on the Pitchers. Doesn`t always work as when a top Pitcher is off - one is doomed.

My picks Saturday:

SF (Bumgarner) 20/21
Angels (Weaver) 10/13
Dodgers (Kershaw) 10/21

Good luck
Report orioles April 11, 2015 8:41 PM BST
Always a sound principle mm.

I play streaks too and I like to oppose aces with poor records against a particular team - even as lineups have changed.

I'm doing well at the moment, but it can't last
Report orioles April 11, 2015 8:43 PM BST
Tigers @ 1.91
Braves @ 1.83
Reds@ 1.8
Rockies @ 1.91

[11-3, 7.78]
Report themightymac April 11, 2015 8:56 PM BST
Of course it can last O. Be positive.
Report orioles April 11, 2015 11:04 PM BST
O positive? Sounds bloody hard
Report themightymac April 12, 2015 2:24 AM BST
Kershaw gives up 7 hits in 3 innings Shocked Positive thing is he has only given up 2 runs.

And Bumgarner gives up 2 runs in the 1st Shocked
Report themightymac April 12, 2015 2:37 AM BST
Kershaw, the Leagues MVP last year, is having a nightmare in Arizona again and against a rookie Pitcher. 9 hits and 4 runs in 4 innings.

.... still it`s a Marathon and not a sprint and it could be a lot worse. Positive thinking, Dodgers can come back once they get into the Arizona bullpen.
Report themightymac April 12, 2015 3:01 AM BST
So much for the great Bumgarner and Kershaw.

Kershaw 9 hits and 4 runs through 5 innings (Dodgers 1 hit against a rookie) 4-0 Arizona

Bumgarner 10 hits and 5 runs through 3 innings (Giants 1 hit) 5-0 San Diego

No logical explanation except one - MAFIA
Report themightymac April 12, 2015 3:02 AM BST
Goodnight Orioles. (Well done 2 out of 4)
Report orioles April 12, 2015 12:52 PM BST
I used to oppose aces in April, they never seem to start hot, but had a terrible run with it a couple of seasons ago.

Only another few hundred gets to go this year
Report orioles April 12, 2015 12:55 PM BST
Damn autocorrect!
Report themightymac April 12, 2015 3:04 PM BST
As I said earlier, if a Pitcher is off, one has no chance, but 3 of the top Pitchers in MLB all being off on the same night?? Never seen that happen before. Baseball can humble one at times, but I suppose that`s what makes it such a great spectacle and betting medium. One swing of the Bat can make or break one.

Angels (beat 4-6)

Dodgers (beat 0-6)

SF (beat 2-10)
Report themightymac April 12, 2015 3:07 PM BST
Be interesting to see how young Bradley gets on in his second MLB start after holding the Dodgers to zero runs on his debut. I wish the guy well, but I wouldn`t be surprised to see him come back to Earth with a bump.
Report themightymac April 12, 2015 3:09 PM BST
It was a nightmare last night but no reason to alter a lifelong winning strategy so early in the new season.
Report Back High Lay Low April 14, 2015 1:06 AM BST
After so many years of loyal service - is now unusable.

IT department work creation strikes again Cry
Report fkqmz April 14, 2015 1:27 PM BST
Laugh if its any consolation the shock of Kershaw getting beat the other night rippled all around baseball, it was a big shock that one! MadBum's more of a pressure pitcher though, early in the season when there's little on the game, he is liable to throw a shocker sometimes. He's no spring chicken these days! Generally speaking though I agree its an incredibly difficult sport to call game by game and even the best teams in history lose over a third of their games. I prefer to look at total lines and if you can be bothered, run lines where the total line is high (meaning the -1.5 is more likely to score). Keep an eye on the Blue Jays, their young pitchers Hutchison, Norris and Sanchex will give up some runs this year but the offense is mighty, one of the best line ups in the sport. Backing overs in hitter friendly Rogers Centre should be a profitable follow this year. gl!
Report themightymac April 14, 2015 5:52 PM BST
I`ve bet the Blue Jays for the big one. Useless last night though. Odrizzi seems to have their number. Beat me for 4 trebles and an accumulator. Still came out in front but just missed a big big return. Sickening to lose 2-1 with 2 unearned runs with Dickey walking the 2 runs in. Cry
Report themightymac April 14, 2015 5:55 PM BST
Bumgarner is only 25 ??
Report Reg Blood April 14, 2015 6:31 PM BST
Blue Jays get my vote as well. One year that week I book off every year in anticipation of a flight to Toronto for the WS will be worth it
Report fkqmz April 15, 2015 6:36 PM BST
Odirizzi was class on Monday although it was like watching the previous 2 seasons as they got the base runners on in the 9th and heart of the order couldn't find the clutch hit! As a fan, i'd have to advise that I don't think they're serious players in the WS market unless they sign an ace starter. We're relying on too many kids to fill important pitching roles and it only takes 1 or 2 to categorically fail and its all over. We have no backup whatsoever with Stroman out for the season. I'm very concerned about Aaron Sanchez who should be in the pen. Anyway we shall see, i've not seen anything from last night yet so apologies if this is all slightly out of date!
Report Back High Lay Low April 29, 2015 12:41 PM BST
Josh Hamilton has returned to the Rangers and Baltimore's new home park is Tropicana Field.
and that's the news from around the majors
Report NBK May 8, 2015 8:48 PM BST
The forums have died a slow death all across the board. Still watch and love baseball though
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