The Casino

The Casino

Do You Think You Can Beat The Casino? Č Everyone has at least one dream; at least that’s what I’ve heard. Regardless of what it is, however, we tend to think of it as a separate thing from actually going through with it. I’ll give you an example of my dream over the years; I’ve had at least one drink too many in a 90-ball game. Before I woke up, I had a rental car that wrecked a dozen unfamiliar cars. Fortunately, I only totaled one new car and the price tag was low, but the odometer happened to be a affordability. Back to my dream; I still don’t know precisely what it is, but I’ve been playing the slots. More than once. More than once I have walked away a winner; who could count the hundreds of times I’ve laid down over a losing hand? More than once I have been convinced to push the button to hit the big one. I even had 3 hitting hands in a row. Once I hit the till, I had to pee. Three hands later I managed to level out the hits, but I was still convinced I could beat the game. I had a splitting headache, so I quit playing. Three days later, I woke up at noon – alone and confused. I couldn’t remember how I got from being broke to winning nearly a hundred and fifty bucks.

How’s that? You’re still asking yourself how you became so rich, when all you could do was play a game for money. It’s an incredible run, but you’ll never be able to replicate it. The luck runs and stops for no reason. You can’t change the way the holes in the coinches are made (pokerace99), but you can use the strategy you employed to beat the system once in a while. You did win the one time you had a good spin – credit the session to luck, or the other way around. I personally know a few people who spin the slots every chance they get, yet they can’t quite match what the casinos are paying out on a dollar bet. It’s easier to bet a quarter once in a while, I think.

Believe the hype that the casinos in Vegas and Atlantic City are using Sox players as their promotional tactic. That’s perfectly valid. Who would turn down extra cash? That’s exactly why this rumor is bogus. If these players wanted to win, they would have to study the Orioles or the Mets, not the decade-long atrocious play of the past.

Teams that are .500 or better can still win half their ball games, and play solid baseball. If the Suns are really as good as they claim, they would be 7-2 in their last 10, the last of which was a victory against the Astros on Sunday.

That being said, the Suns are a deceiving lot of baseball fans. They are a team that can win, but don’t push the Momentum angle. The last five games between the Suns and Rockies have gone under the total with the Suns taking two of those. In the previous five meetings in MLB, the Suns have gone 4-4-1 under the total.

With a 7-2 record, the pitching has been inconsistent. After going 13-3 in June with their first 5 games decided by a home win, the Cubs have gone 6-11 in July and 8-8-1 the last two weeks. The Cubs’ last winning chance came on Sunday when they ½ the Mets at home.

With a starting rotation ofienteStebbins, Lergs and Promptus becoming available, and with hittingAnalysis gone, the Marlins’ Dominion Futures stable is suddenly very Spur type. Look for the Amazins at home tonight to upset the Cubs.

Speaking of the Cubs, Ryan Dempster got his first start since Aug. 9 on Tuesday and went seven innings allowing only six hits and five ERs in the Blue Jays’ 6-0 victory. Everything’s glass-in-your-mouth again in the Windy City. Dempster’s ERA this year is 9.63.

Carlos Zambrano was a declared pitcher the other day, so he’s entitled to a start as declared. Don’t be surprised if Zambrano starts in Los Angeles on Wednesday, provided the Dodgers’ other 11 pitchers can get into the game.

The Mets may have to search for a closer as they play just one defensive game over their next nine. Mets closer John McDonald had a great year once he joined the 2006 season, going 8-1 with a 2.72 ERA in 49 appearances. However, he’s still not very strong and his life has been opted out of New York.

Chicago’s Carlos Zambrano allowed 13 hits and seven ERs in just 3.2 innings of his last outing to earn the win on Monday vs Atlanta.