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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's a Funny Game

Me: So, if I'd said yesterday afternoon that the Braves would win 5-0 with Stephen Strasburg pitching and lose 7-2 with Craig Stammen pitching, you would have said??

My Son The Braves Fan: I would have said you're (flipping) nuts.

So what happens?

People who bet on baseball need their heads examined.


Ryan said...

Once again, you fail to look at the long-term picture regarding sports betting, especially on baseball.

You look at the few crazy things that happen each year and act as if it's the norm. It isn't.

You couldn't be more off-base with this.

MikeHarris said...

I've been on this earth a few more years than you - crazy things happening IS the norm in baseball and betting on it is risky. More risky than most other sports.

But it's your money.

People who bet on baseball are crazy. Pure and simple.

Ryan said...

What does a bettor's age have anything to do with anything?

Any betting is risky, obviously. You don't have to be 50 years old to know that.

And Stammen beating the Braves while Strasburg doesn't will NOT be the norm. Same with the Atilano-Lincicum (sp) deal. Sure, Atilano might beat him once in a while, but over the long haul, the stud is gonna win that game more often that not.

You're being way too reactionary with this. All you do is look at the crazy stuff that happens, overlooking the smart picks that pan out WAY more often than your upsets.