This is Zuri Tibby...
Can you see my reflection in her sunglasses???
Wanna know why Cubs manager Joe Maddon took so long to name Jon Lester as the opening game starter? STOLEN BASES! As everyone knows, Lester has had all sorts of problems holding runners and throwing over to first base. He has even thrown his GLOVE with the ball in it. As great as Lester is, it could be a problem against the team that had THE MOST stolen bases, 134, in the American League this season. PROBLEM. OH YEA! Another problem is Corey Kluber. He has only been LIGHTS OUT in the playoffs, allowing just 2 earned runs over 18 1/3 innings for a gorgeous 0.98 ERA. Know that Lester's ERA is even better, 0.86, but the base runners are GONNA be an issue. Another problem is the dreaded two-headed monster in Cleveland's bullpen, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen. The big lefty won the ALCS MVP, and along with Allen, they have given up, you sitting, ZERO, NADA, BUPKIS, not one STINKIN' earned run in 19 1/3 innings. Gimme half a Benjamin on the Indians, and also gonna lock in some early college lines. Looking at Purdue +12 points against Penn State and Wyoming +14 points against Boise State, with half a Benj on each.
Can jump back and use one of my favorite words...another. As in ANOTHER winning week here at Ecks & Bacon. Another small win, but still a +$45 for the week. The key word, or, actually symbol, being a plus. And the grind continues.