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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Pick the best bet in MLB for 2016

Grant Brisbee’s annual Vegas over/under column.

This is a tradition around these parts. Every year, SB Nation gives you a fake $100 bill and asks you to make a fake baseball bet. Welcome to the 2016 over-under bets. Your job is to pick the one team that will win more or less than the total set by a bookmaker.

This used to be a fun, whimsical tradition. In 2013, our combined bets led to a profit of $290, or 45¢ per person. In 2014, our combined bets led to a profit of $56,535, or $16.50 per person. This led to the joking idea last year that we should create a mutual fund of baseball gambling, quietly socking a few hundred dollars away every year instead using a boring ol’ 401(k).

In 2015, our combined bets led to a profit of $36,780, or $10.99 per person. That’s a nice profit, alright. As long as we start playing with millions instead of hundreds, an 11 percent return would be the darling of the investment world. If you’ll give me your email address, a representative will be in touch. It’s time to monetize this.

Brian White Posted: March 01, 2016 at 10:22 PM | 48 comment(s)
  Beats: gambling, go ahead bet against the royals i dare you

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-18-2016

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, February 18, 1916:

WORLD’S SERIES ARE PROOF OF BASEBALL CLEANLINESS

At the National League banquet Dudley Field Malone made the statement that in baseball honesty ruled the field of play; that proof of this could be found in the last world series, where the championship was closed out in five games and where over $100,000 was turned back to ticket holders.

Well, all I can say to that is “Stay tuned.”

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 18, 2016 at 08:13 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, gambling, game-fixing, history

 

 

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