My dad and I have emerged from our prognostication cave on the Belmont.
So scarred is the old man from his recent rash of picks that gone are his 10-1 choices. Plus he's now also refusing to limit himself to just one. So he's offering up two -- Hard Spun, his choice in the Preakness, and Rags to Riches.
Both aren't longshots at 5-2 and 3-1, respectively, and both are rated behind favorite Curlin.
Enjoy the Mirror's four-page U.S. Open preview section Sunday. It's pretty special.
I'm likely in the distinct minority here -- and this is written before they face their first pitch in Yankee Stadium -- but I do not believe the Pirates are as bad as they've played.