Baseball pitchers tough in post season

Oct 14, 2008 5:04 PM

Diamond's Gems by Sid Diamond |

The baseball picture remains in limbo, but I look forward to an exciting World Series. So far the unders are getting the money with strong starting pitching and better than average bullpens.

What a great weekend of football. Between the overtime game with Nebraska and Texas Tech, the super shootout between Texas and Oklahoma and topped of by the Cardinals OT victory over Dallas, I’m exhausted. Tampa Bay’s 11th inning heroics against the Red Sox wasn’t chopped liver either.

On Thursday, BYU is at TCU and as good a team as TCU is I don’t think they can outscore BYU. Lay the 2 points. BYU.

On Saturday, Connecticut gets a point at Rutgers, and I think they are favoring the wrong team. UCONN.

Vandy goes to Georgia and they’re getting over two touchdowns, which is too many for the up and coming Vandy team. Vandy.

The line on visiting USC is 42 on the come out, which is obscene. You’ve got to take Washington State even if it hurts. WSU.

Just a little bit of homer as UNLV is a 5½ point dog to Air Force. Take the plus as the Rebels are improved. UNLV.

The pros this week begin with Tennessee at Kansas City, and a whopping 7-point favorite. I’ll go with the dog +7 at home. KC.

Much improved Miami will host road-weary Ravens, who are 1-9 on the road, and out of the playoff picture. Dolphins.

The Jets are a short 3 at Oakland, and I’ll usually go with the West Coast team here, but I can’t. Jets.

The total on the Saints is 43½ too low, as Carolina can score on New Orleans. OVER.

Sports doesn’t end on the sports page, as we’re seeing every day in the business section.

As our country is experiencing a monetary free fall into seemingly a bottomless pit, one wonders whether the old adage of "there’s no free lunch" really applies in these trying times. As people like you and me carry on a daily struggle to keep all of our bills paid, this surely has to be the case throughout the country, but does it affect all professions with equal devastation?

As the Dow Jones industrial average continues to drop weekly, do the thousands of employees throughout Wall Street and the country feel the bite as the rest of us do? Or perhaps are those fortunate persons receiving a free lunch from our government and ultimately from "We the People?" Is it not true that in reality when he gets a bailout he loses the airplane? I haven’t played the stock market for many years, but it used to be that both buy and sell orders were charged commission, which brokers and their corporations shared. If in fact that is still the case shouldn’t the Wall Street firms be making a fortune now?

So if we are bailing out these firms is it our fault they have losing records while achieving great volume? In fact, the higher execs in these firms are bailing out with millions in their parachutes, and where are their millions? I just don’t get it, but what do I know?

Have a great week.