Rangers act like babies in Odor-Bautista fight

May 17, 2016 3:00 AM

The sports story brewing this week has to do with my kind of action a punch to the jaw.

However this time it was on a baseball diamond instead of in a boxing ring or octagon. Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor landed a perfect overhand right on the chin of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game.

I like to see a little bad blood in sports, it makes the victories seem that much sweeter. This incident happened in part because of Bautista’s bat flip in Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS, which you can relive right here:

My thoughts are: If the Rangers are mad about Bautista then the next time he’s up strike him out. Don’t hit him with a pitch; don’t throw a punch at second base in a meaningless game. In other words be better than him. These actions make the Rangers look like a bunch of babies.

Last Week: 4-1

2016 Season: 44-37-9.

Tuesday

Reds-Indians OV 8: This probably should have been the 5-inning total. Just kidding… sort of.

Astros-White Sox OV 8.5: Both starters have struggled with ERA’s near or over 5.00. Fact is both guys have major league stuff but just haven’t found it. I think at least one of the two gets this total over with a bullpen or two pushing it far over.

Mariners-Orioles OV 8.5: Both teams can hit and the starters aren’t exactly Jake Arrieta.

Wednesday

UEFA Europa League – Final – Sevilla-Liverpool OV 2.5: It’s Liverpool’s first European final since 2007. I think they get one early and then either the game busts open as The Reds can do or they keep pouring it on the second half.

Thursday

Stanley Cup Playoffs – Western Conference Finals Game 3 – Blues-Sharks OV 5: Good chance the Sharks will be down 2-0 once this game hits the betting board. Even if San Jose evens the series. I expect this to be one of the highest goal scoring games of the series.

Alan Berg has 10-plus years of experience at Las Vegas sports books and prior to moving to Las Vegas covered sports for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.  Twitter: @vegasberserker Email: [email protected].