Thursday, January 31, 2008

Screw Vegas!

Right in the ear!

200-1, my ass!

Apparently word of "The PLAN!" hasn't reached that far west. Underestimate it at your own peril, goons!


  • What unholy deed did Mr. Angelos do to get the O's ranked higher on that list?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 11:53 AM  

  • Chris,

    You got involved in a discussion on a website, with people who rate us below all those teams. Really, you can't have been expecting a round table with Cal Ripken, Cy Young and Filipe Alou!

    By Blogger Unknown, at 1/31/2008 11:54 AM  

  • I realize that anyone past the top 10 is throwing your money away, but how on earth are the Marlins 125-1 while the Nationals are 200-1? The Marlins traded away their top pitcher and bat.

    By Blogger Brian, at 1/31/2008 12:10 PM  

  • I would put at least a dollar on us winning the world series.

    By Blogger Ironic Goat, at 1/31/2008 1:44 PM  

  • Anyone outside the top ten is throwing money away? Tell that to the 2006 Tigers and the 2007 Rox. They would have paid big time.

    By Blogger Jamie Tallman, at 1/31/2008 2:12 PM  

  • Jamie - And for every dollar bet on the Rockies or Tigers there was likely 10, 20, 30 times as much wagered on the other 19 teams. My point is not that no one ever wins those bets. It's that it is called gambling for a reason.

    By Blogger Brian, at 1/31/2008 2:16 PM  

  • I'm baffled. How do the Devil Rays or Orioles get better odds than the Nationals?! There is absolutely no chance in hell that the Rays could sneak in for a wild-card spot competing with the likes of the Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays on a regular basis, not to mention the Tigers, Indians, Mariners and Angels are have very legitimate teams.

    The National League is always a crap-shoot. Does anyone remember the 83 win World Series Champion St Louis Cardinals? Just look at the past NLCS winners. 9 different teams have played in the World Series in the past 11 years. Anything can happen in the NL, but you can bet on the Yankees or Red Sox winning the AL East. I'd be willing to pay 1,000,000 to 1 odds that the Rays or Orioles win the World Series, because it's not gonna happen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 3:46 PM  

  • Realistically, the upside is .500, but I agree that with healthy starters, and a great year by Cordero and the bullpen along with better pinch hitting, we could actually win 85 or 86 and be in the picture. What if we have a home field advantage because opposing teams can't get into the park on time with the bottleneck around that area?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 4:55 PM  

  • The odds are set by what's already been bet, and the lack of general support for the Nat's would push them out to 200-1. People don't always bet with their head, so the better supported teams will always have more money on them. I don't think 200-1 is fair, but then when were bookies ever fair?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 5:13 PM  

  • Who cares? Watching others eat crow is at least as enjoyable as having baseball back in DC! I still can't believe Chris thinks we are any good. Is he buying into the plan?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 7:21 PM  

  • I forgot the "ish" at the end of that.

    Gut says 75-77 or so right now.

    I'll take a closer look at the numbers sometime when I'm not pulling my hair out at work.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 1/31/2008 7:29 PM  

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