|ESPN reports there were 48 home runs hit on Thursday in 10 games total. That 4.8 HR per game average is the most all-time in a day with at least 10 games played. Quite simply, the onslaught of dingers this season reeks of the era of MLB when PEDs were called to the forefront. It was then that commissioner Fay Vincent issued a memo stating that possession of illegal drugs and controlled substances were illegal (they weren’t prior to the memo). When Bud Selig took over in 1992 the s**t hit eventually the fan at the height of the steroid era as home runs were flying out of the park (and off Jose Canseco’s head) at a record rate. If all this seems like deja vu today it’s because it is. Here’s hoping Rob Manfred has the stones to return America’s Game back to the halcyon days of apple pie and Chevrolet before MLB scoreboards begin to rival Canadian Football League scoreboards over the course of the final six weeks of the season.|
Today’s 2-Minute Handicap
NFL – Seahawks: 4-1 $ preseason vs. NFC North, Vikings: 1-6 $ preseason vs. NFC West … MLB – San Diego: Lucchessi 1-6 $ last seven starts, and 1-5 $ last six starts in August … Colorado: Gray 7-1 $ home in August … Cubs: Quintana 0-8 $ away in August … Minnesota: Perez 1-5 $ day starts this season, Texas: Lynn 5-1 $ vs. AL Central this season.
Grinding Out The Profits
The New Orleans Saints are 12-2 ATS in the preseason against AFC West opponents, including 8-0 ATS the last eight, and the Los Angeles Chargers are 0-4 SUATS on Sundays during the preseason. Enough said.