Posted March 29, 2013 5:06 PM
Updated March 29, 2013 5:52 PM

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Nick Swisher, Terry Francona, Michael Bourn

Nick Swisher, Terry Francona, Michael Bourn :: Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer) The Plain Dealer /Landov

The 2013 MLB season opens Sunday night with the Houston Astros making their American League debut against the Texas Rangers. If you’re the type of person who likes to bet season win totals for recreational purposes, you may want to check out my list of plays below. You can find all the over/unders here.

INDIANS OVER 78.5: Strictly for Terry Francona taking over as manager. Plus, the additions of  outfielders Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn will help.

DIAMONDBACKS OVER 81.5: The additions of Martin Prado, Cody Ross and Brandon McCarthy should make them better than last year (when they won 81 games).

YANKEES OVER 84.5: The team is a hot mess right now, but that number is sooooo low. They have enough quality starting pitching to win 85 games, especially if Michael Pineda gives them anything when he returns in June.

CUBS UNDER 73.5: There isn’t much talent on the roster (Jeff Samardzija is the ACE) and there is a good chance their clean-up hitter (Alfonso Soriano) gets traded at the All-Star break.

PIRATES UNDER 77.5: They’ve had 20 losing seasons in a row. If you go through the roster, there’s not much there to make you think it won’t be 21.

BLUE JAYS UNDER 88.5: Sorry, I’m not a believer despite them acquiring all of the Marlins. The Yankees and Red Sox aren’t what they used to be, but the division will still be tough.


QB On QB Crime

Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb works for the NFL Network now, so he’s getting paid to give his opinions. But it is rare to see an ex-player comment so honestly on one of his contemporaries.


Loyal Til The End

A Jayhawks fan who passed away Tuesday is being laid to rest today. However, his family has made sure the ceremony won’t interfere with the Sweet Sixteen game against Michigan.


Lovely Lady Of The Day

Miki Wingle

Miki Wingle :: AnthonyNestePhotography.com

Former Survivor contestant and Lingerie Football League player, Mikayla Wingle, gets today’s LLOD honors.


A Natural

Erin Andrews co-hosted Live with Kelly and Michael today. She talked about her relationship with Kings forward Jarrett Stoll and played some air drums.


Wrapping Up The Week

Guyism.com has rounded up the best memes, screengrabs and GIFs from the past week.


Music Video Of The Day

Here is a funny song about Amanda Marcum, wife of Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield.


Snowmobile Video Of The Day

Actually, this is a snowmobile flying off a ski jump.


The Weekend Playlist

Click any of the song links to listen, or you can just subscribe to the Hot Clicks Nation playlist on Spotify. Every Friday, the playlist will automatically change to that week’s selections, so the new music will come to you. Let me (Tom Mantzouranis) know on Twitter what you like. (Warning: NSFW language in some songs.)

Weezer, “You Gave Your Love To Me Softly”
Islands, “Volcanoes”
Frank Ocean, “Sweet Life”
Why?, “These Few Presidents”
Bibio, “Fire Ant”
Camera Obscura, “Let’s Get Out Of This Country”
Stevie Wonder, “For Once In My Life”
Okkervil River, “Black”
Derrick Harriott, “Let Me Down Easy”
The Rentals, “My Head Is In The Sun”

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3 comments
Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday

All McPuke did when he got to the Super Bowl was to barf all over his poor center. Now dat bees a Crime.