Daily Archives: October 1, 2014
The Royals and A’s opened the post season with one of the wildest and craziest and for Oakland fans heartbreaking game in recent years.
Right after the game, I walked out of The Dutch Goose in Menlo Park and recorded my thoughts and emotions. Some negative but a lot more positive.
It is a “Break your heart” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Last evening was a perfect example of how betting with a hedge can totally benefit your plight, when you are sitting nice with some favorable bets made from a good value standpoint..
I have published many articles on this site, raving about the Royals from even before the season began during 2014. Now I picked Oakland to win last night’s contest, but financially I had a lot to gain on the Kansas City club advancing.
You see back in May, when the squad was struggling, I posted a $20 wager on them to win the World Series for a 50/1 odd. I then put some more cabbage on them at 80/1 a few months later amidst a losing streak.
In all, I stand to win the most on KC, out of any AL club I have left.
Now, I only can win $285 on the Angels to win the Fall Classic, which would only break me about even for the year.
As stated in a blog yesterday, the Tigers net me a return of $894, and the Orioles, will bounce my bank account to the tune of $804.
I was able to speculate when the teams would all be at their max peak earlier in the year.
Based on the mere fact, the A’s only paid me around $260 for the World Series, I bet them to win $50 to start the night at +100 for the Wild Card Game.. I couldn’t believe they were underdogs to start the game, but glad for it.
Once Oakland took a 2 – 0 led on Brandon Moss‘s 1st HR, I wagered $22 (In Play) on KC – for a return of $86 if they won. This would have won me my money back plus a small profit. This continued all night…. Read the rest of this entry
Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)
And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.
For a full explanation, click HERE
From September 30th’s game:
Receiving 1 WOO
Eric Hosmer reached base 5 times, scoring twice including a dramatic 12th inning triple in the Royals wild come from behind 9-8 victory against Oakland.
Brandon Finnegan came out of the bullpen in extra innings and gave the Royals 2 1/3 innings, striking out 3 and allowing just 1 run. He would not get the win, but he helped set up 9-8 win against the A’s.
Receiving 1/2 WOO
Brandon Moss homered twice and set an Oakland post season record of 5 runs batted in in the A’s heart breaking 9-8 loss in Kansas City.
To view the Final Tally of Who Owned October Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOO’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN
With “Who Owns Baseball” over with the regular season concluded, it is time for another SullyMetric.
Last year, I got THIS suggestion from reader Daryl Spitzer.
@sullybaseball Have you considering renaming Who Owns the Playoffs to Who Owns October? WOO!
— Daryl Spitzer (@yacitus) October 3, 2013
It worked last year and it will work again this year.
So it is “Who Owns October?” or “WOO.”
And here is how it works.
Each winning team of a post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter awarded a “WOO.”
The losing teams can get a pitcher and hitter to get 1/2 a “WOO” if they stood out in a losing cause. They will be awarded at MY discretion.
Why do I get that kind of power? Because it is MY stat.
So we will see at the end of the World Series who has piled up enough full or half WOO’s to claim October as their own.
Keep checking in and I will get the tally up to date tonight and update it after every playoff game.
There is no reason to yell WOO! after each game.