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  • BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

    Like the thread says, Baseball......is the one sport that will beat you down. I know first hand cause I bet the sport the last 25 years, day in, and day out, from April 1st to September 30th, where every single day, they throw out 15 baseball games a day at a gambler's face. And dont just take my word, take Heisenberg's word, take Valuist's word, take Kane's word, they'll all tell you of ALL the countless hours and hours of handicapping that goes into preparing a baseball bet. Sure its fun, and you have to have a passion for it, but come April, come May, come June, come July, come August, you start to feel mentally beaten down. If there's one sport that turns you into a degenerate, its baseball. How many times did we increase our bet size on the Sunday Night baseball game, to get out of a bad weekend jam. The problem with baseball is that there's often no logic to what happens on the field. You're up 6-1 in the 8th, counting your money, and then you find out you lost 7-6 after the idiotic closer didnt do his goddam job.

    One thing that irritates the shit out of me, regarding baseball is the robotic way that Managers manage. Instead of going for the feel of the game, they want to follow the code. So if the 8th inning guy breezed through the inning in a dominant 8 pitch inning, the Manager wont decide to use him again in the 9th, and instead will reply on his closer cause that's what every other Manager does, and of course he doesnt want to risk hurting his closer's feelings.

    So baseball comes at you every day in 15 game droves, and eventually when frustration and stubborness kicks in, we start making mistakes, the worst being with the thinking of "OH THERE'S NO WAY IN HELL THE NYY GET SWEPT AT HOME TODAY BY THE LOWLY MARLINS..............and of course they do". Even the very best teams in baseball with lose 60-70 games. It's baseball, a lot of unexpected things happen during the season. The very worst team in the league will at one point during a 162 game season, win 5 games in a row. The very top team will lose 6 of 7 during the season.

    This year, I've bet 5-7 games so far this year, and I feel relieved that to this point, I havent got sucked into the lunacy of betting baseball everyday. That I'd rather be fresh once football rolls around in the fall. I get a laugh when a guy who thinks his shit stinks, will say at season's end "hey I was up 15 units on baseball this season"..........and that's good? Bud, you spent 5-6 hours a day closely handicapping and following the action every day, for 30 days a month, from April to September, that's 30 days X 6 months = 180 days X 5.5hrs a day = 980 hours. So you're up 15 units after having invested 1,000 hours at your craft. The guy working a minimum wage job down at the corner store is way further ahead after his 1,0000 hours of work. Not to mention the years that baseball takes off your life with the constant sweat jobs.

    I found baseball betting to be such an ego driven hobby, that I wanted to find that one way to beat a book. I was listening to a guy I respect the other day. His name is Gabriel Morency and you hear him on FNTSY Radio, and the SBR youtube channel. He says "why is it so hard to decide that your no longer going to bet with the local bookie after you owe him a considerable sum of money?" Cause it infuriates a gambler from the inside that you LOST to him, and have to admit it......THAT HE BEAT YOU!!!!! Its the same with baseball, the ego within us tells we can win if we remain patient, if we preach money management, if we put in the time and handicap properly......but in the end, the bad unexplainable beats, beat everyone down eventually.

    The last word goes to the late Eric Strasser, a man I always had a tremendous amount of respect for. There was a period of time where I was fortunate to receive his daily plays. If you listened to him on the radio, you were in awe of a man who had so much knowledge on the game of baseball. This guy knew the ins and outs of baseball handicapping better than anyone. This guy would send such impressive writeups on games, filled with insightful breakdowns.......and yet so often, would be so wrong on games.........No bad luck!

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    Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

    Excellent

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    • #3
      Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

      So many good points made but the one that truly hit home is that if there's one sport that will turn you into a degenerate its baseball.

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      • #4
        Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

        TL;dr

        Subscribe to drhpicks.com

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        • #5
          Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

          And yet baseball offers more attractive pricing than football and basketball.

          Sad to think we recently lost both Eric Strasser and Dave Malinsky, two smart guys who loved to analyze the games.

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          • #6
            Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

            Beat down?


            I don't get that term.
            How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

            Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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            • #7
              Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

              Originally posted by billysink View Post
              Beat down?


              I don't get that term.
              Wear you down, exhaust someone.

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              • #8
                Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

                Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                Wear you down, exhaust someone.

                No reason for that.

                walk away
                How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                • #9
                  Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

                  Knuckles isn't what you would call a glass half full guy.

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                  • #10
                    Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

                    mlb is very boring, hard to watch, I like college baseball in june and little league in july

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                    • #11
                      Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

                      The sport has some issues, but that's at all levels. The 3 outcomes approach is dragging games out, and the lack of action is making them more boring.

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                      • #12
                        Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

                        It's Home Run Derby.

                        And the big guys with the exaggerated uppercut swings are usually one-dimensional types.

                        Triples are more exciting than homers.

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                        • #13
                          Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

                          I prefer football stadiums for baseball, more triples. Mile High better than Coors, Candelstick better than AT&t, 1990 Big A better than today, QUALCOMM better than Petco.

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                          • #14
                            Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

                            I wager, don't watch.

                            Check box score a few times maybe.
                            How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                            Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                            • #15
                              Re: BASEBALL......the sport that will beat you down

                              what a sport! Nationals closer Sean Dolittle lives up to his name and cant do his goddam job Saturday. I mean, when your a "closer", the only thing they ask you is to get 3 goddam outs, just 3, and he cant do that vs the Dodgers. Then Sunday, Gazoo, the Pirates shortstop, cant make a routine throw in the 9th to start a DP. Routine plays that should be made, and arent, that change the swing of games.

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