Sunday, February 11, 2007

Slow Sunday

Very little on a Lazy Sunday (the day after a Bachelor Party Saturday...after which I would highly recommend the new Corner Alley on Fourth and Euclid, among other stops), with Shelden Ocker weighing in on the off-season additions and the Central and a prickly Hoynesie opening the mailbag.

In case you missed it, the Indians were ranked 2nd in FoxSports.com’s Dayn Perry’s initial Power Rankings. Before you get too excited, remember ESPN.com had the Tribe at #1 at the end of the 2005 season. Captain Obvious told me that the key with these Power Rankings, obviously, is to be that high a little later in the season…or at least after Spring Training opens.

In a similar vein, last week I mentioned that my friend dropped an Andy Jackson down for me on the Indians’ to win the World Series while in Vegas watching the Super Bowl.
As a point of interest, here are the current World Series Odds:
Yankees – 7 to 2
Tigers – 5 to 1
Mets – 8 to 1
White Sox – 8 to 1
Cubs – 9 to 1
Red Sox – 10 to 1
Cardinals – 10 to 1
Angels – 10 to 1
Dodgers – 14 to 1
Phillies – 15 to 1
Blue Jays – 15 to 1
Giants – 20 to 1
Twins – 20 to 1
A’s – 20 to 1
Padres – 30 to 1
Indians – 30 to 1
Astros – 40 to 1
Braves – 40 to 1
Rangers – 50 to 1
Brewers – 50 to 1
Reds – 50 to 1
Marlins – 60 to 1
Diamondbacks – 60 to 1
Mariners – 100 to 1
Rockies – 100 to 1
Orioles – 100 to 1
Pirates – 200 to 1
Nationals – 200 to 1
Royals – 500 to 1
Devil Rays – 500 to 1

For reference’s sake, going into 2006, St. Louis was 7 to 1 and the Tigers were 75 to 1 (Tribe was 15 to 1). 30 to 1 looks like a pretty good value pick to me.

Let’s see it boys, put your money down.

5 comments:

T-Bone said...

my bro got back from vegas saturday. i had him put down $10 on AL champs, $10 on the whole f-ing thing.

Baltimoran said...

anyone know why Nascar has replaced PTI and is it permanent?

T-Bone said...

not permanent, ESPN just got NASCAR, so they're just hyping up Brad Daugherty and crew as they head into their "sport's" superbowl.

Brother said...

Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow! A welcome sign of spring while we're buried under more than a foot of snow.

T-Bone said...

T-25 on Oprah, talking about...