Adam Jones: Is The Triple Crown Harder To Do In Horse Racing Or Baseball?
BOSTON (CBS) – It was a “Buy or Sell” Monday on The Adam Jones Show’s “Game of Jones.” Play along with Adam Jones and Rich Keefe on the following topics…
1. The Stanley Cup Final begins Wednesday night and features the Eastern Conference’s New York Rangers and the West’s Los Angeles Kings. Buy Or Sell the Kings winning their second Stanley Cup in three years.
“Buy. The Kings have been there. They’ve done it before. I don’t think Jonathan Quick is playing at that high of a level, but I do think the rest of the team is,” said Jones.
2. Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew made his season debut Monday night in Cleveland. With his arrival, Xander Bogaerts was forced to move to third base — much to the dismay of many. Buy Or Sell Stephen Drew playing third base at some point this season.
“I sell the idea. I would love to see it, but I just don’t think the Red Sox are gonna do it,” said Jones. “I didn’t like the signing in the first place. I think you’re stunting the development of Bogaerts defensively. He needs the reps in games. I would love to see [Drew] play third base, but I just don’t think it’s realistic whatsoever.”
3. Switching to basketball, the Heat and Spurs meet once again in the NBA Finals and one of the storylines heading in is Spurs center Tim Duncan’s future. Buy Or Sell Duncan retiring after the Finals, win or lose.
“Sell. I think if he wins he’s done. You win, you ride off into the sunset as one of the best big men ever and you get to go out as a winner. I think that’s important to someone like Duncan. I think if he loses he’ll go back for another kick at the can. I don’t see the Spurs winning, but if they did I think he’ll hang ‘em up,” said Jones.
4. Minnesota power forward Kevin Love was seen hanging around Boston this weekend. Buy Or Sell Love has played his last game for the T-Wolves.
“I buy it. I think Minnesota is going to get bulled over by a good offer, whether it’s the Celtics or wherever else,” said Jones.
5. The Belmont Stakes is on Saturday and California Chrome is going for the horse racing Triple Crown, which hasn’t happened since Affirmed won it in 1978. Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera accomplished the baseball Triple Crown in 2012, but before that it hadn’t been done since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Buy Or Sell horse racing’s Triple Crown is more difficult to achieve than baseball’s.
“I sell that idea. It’s hard to do, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t think these horses know what they’re doing. They’re not feeling the pressure of a pitcher throwing them a certain way or anything like that. It’s harder in baseball,” said Jones.
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