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After venting about the way Major League Baseball ruined Opening Day in today's A.M. Hot Clicks, it's time to move on and focus on the season. That means recreationally betting some over/unders on total regular season wins. Bovada.lv has the totals for each team. Here are the ones I've taken a flyer on: Rays over 87.5 (great starting pitching); Angels over 91.5 (adding Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson gets them close to 100 wins); Braves over 86.5 (hopefully last season's collapse doesn't carryover); Red Sox under 90.5 (injuries, age, going from Terry Francona to Bobby Valentine add up for a down season in Beantown); Phillies under 93.5 (just a hunch here with the injuries to Ryan Howard and Chase Utley); Royals under 78.5 (they seem to be everyone's under-the-radar team to surprise, but their rotation is atrocious). I posted these picks on the Hot Clicks Facebook page. Tell me which teams you like for over/unders and rip my picks over there.
Bizarre Injury Of The Day, No. 2Earlier today, I told you about Rockies pitcher Josh Outman, who strained an oblique muscle while vomiting. For this Hot Clicks, I have a story about golfer Dustin Johnson, who had to pull out of the Masters after aggravating a back injury while lifting a jet ski. (Thanks to Jordan, of San Francisco, for the tip.)
Random LinksA player in the FIBA Lebanese league scored 113 points (and drained 32 three-pointers) in a game Monday. ... When John Calipari coached the Nets, he reportedly used to have an intern call sports-talk radio stations to defend him against any criticism. ... Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has signed a deal to do a weekly radio interview -- on a New York station.
Sports Video Of The DayVideo of golfer Martin Kaymer sinking a hole in one with a ball that skipped across the water at the 16th hole at Augusta National was around earlier in the week, but the quality wasn't great and you couldn't actually see the ball skip across the water. However, late today, a Twitter follower sent me this high quality video.