Next week's Vegas trip has come together well. I'm flying out from BWI to McCarran Thursday morning, arriving in Paradise at 11:50. I'll be staying at Caesars for three nights on a full comp. It's been a long, and unusually cold, winter, so I'm particularly looking forward to spending a few days at the pool, chill'n in the sun and sipping some delightful Miller Lite's. I've got Kenny Chesny tickets for The Joint Friday night, and tickets for Elton John at Caesars Saturday night. Hopefully, I'll find a little time to gamble as well. Of course, [y]u[o] see, my primary reason for this trip was to get down on some bases futures before first pitch of the regular season on April 5th (Sunday night). Frankly, I still don't have my plays decided. I usually play 4 teams. This year, however, I'm thinking about just taking some homer plays to make the season more enjoyable -- the OVERS on the Mets and O's (I think both have good shots at cashing, although they would likely not be my top plays if they weren't my favorite teams), and also dropping $200 or $300 on the Nats for the NL Pennant (the OVER 94 wins scares me, particularly given their lack of solid closer and the fact that no one in the East may be close to chasing them come September). Also sort of like the Pirates OVER. We'll see . . .
Also, I was sick as f*ck yesterday and, while I'm back in the office today, I still can't eat. The upside, of course, is that I may finally lose that last 3 or 4 pounds just in time for the pool next weekend. #silverlining.