Daily Archives: August 25, 2014
Near Dealey Plaza in Dallas, I talk about some of baseball’s unsolved mysteries and why I would rather not go back in time and see what really happened.
It is a legend versus Reality episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Another week has passed – and it is time to get serious in our World Series picks.
To start off, I have eliminated 11 teams from the chance to win a World Series. These clubs include: BOS/CWS/MIN/TEX/HOU/PHI/NYM/COL/SD/ARI+CHC.
It has been a great handicapping year for yours truly, but that could all unravel in the next few weeks. I had a 6 – 1 – 3 record for best value bets.
As for the entire season, my bets have been plugging away at a great clip.
My best move was to hammer the KC Royals for a $20 wager at 50/1, then hit them for a $7 wager when they rose to 80/1 about 5 weeks ago.
Another highlights was placing $75 on the Tigers when they were at 11/1 odds after a slow 1st week.
I also managed to throw down some nice cabbage on the O’s at a 50/1 odd in May, but also to get them at 6/1 for the Division just after the Jays went on their win rampage – courtesy of Edwin Encarnacion.
Last week I took advantage of a Braves 40/1 odd that presented itself.
I also have heavy bets on the Blue Jays and Angels (got them both at 20/1 – although the Canadian club is looking like a bad selection now.)
For other fringe teams, I also might have lost when plunking down some money on the Yankees at 40/1 last week.
I hit up the Rays pretty good at the start of the season, but more so when they were on fire before trading away David Price.
I will probably lose about $80 on them overall, but I could stand to win in the 2K range, if they could pull a miracle run.
I wagered on the Indians and Bucs back in the 80/1 odds days, and that looks okay…I also hit up the Reds with a big $25 bet at 66/1 odd, which looked nice at the ALL – Star Break, but doesn’t look so good now.
Last week I also made a bet on the Brewers at +1800, before they went down to the same odd the Cards did.
I have never put money on Oakland, Seattle, Washington, St. Louis or Los Angeles to win the World Series because the value has never been there…
On a small note, I did place a $10 bet on the Mariners to win the AL West with a 35/1 odd. They could make some serious ground if the A’s and Angels split a 4 game series this week, and they continue to roll.
Overall, I am happy with my year recaps, and at least I may be able to hedge some of these bets for a yearly profit at the end of the campaign. Read the rest of this entry
Lucas Duda went 3-5 with 2 homers and drove in 5 runs, helping the Mets clobber the Dodgers, 11-3.
Victor Martinez collected 3 hits including a homer and drove in 4 as the Tigers rolled 13-4 in Minnesota.
Tsuyoshi Wada threw a no hitter into the 7th and finished allowing 1 hit (a solo homer) and 8 strikeouts against 1 walk, earning the 2-1 win over Baltimore and finishing a sweep for the Cubs.
Chris Archer threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and 6 hits, setting up Tampa Bay’s 2-1 victory in Toronto.
They owned baseball on Aug 24, 2014.
To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.