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  • dxmnkd316
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    I'd vote for Nathan ans mourn Morneau's career with what should have been.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    New to HOF ballot this year, a few former Twins.

    Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, A.J. Pierzynski

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  • unofan
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    I thought those guys were insured?
    Generally not the bookmakers themselves, though they will sometimes split a large ticket with another book to spread the risk if they can find a taker.

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  • SonofSouthie
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    I thought those guys were insured?
    Not sportsbooks. That comes right out of their coffers. Those furniture store promos, Jordan's Furniture "If a Red Sox pitcher throws a no-hitter" between a certain amount of time or Mattress Mack(the loveable loser that keeps betting the 'Stros will win the series(lost $4 mil this year)and his Gallery Furniture chain in Houston are insured.

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  • Kepler
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    I thought those guys were insured?

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  • SonofSouthie
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    Originally posted by SonofSouthie View Post
    A United States bookmaker is facing one of its biggest losses ever on a bet that was placed in March and will be decided Thursday night.
    On March 19, a bettor in Nevada placed a $30,000 on Shohei Ohtaani to win the American League MVP award at 30-1 odds with a William Hill sportsbook. Ohtani is a finalist, along with Toronto Blue Jays stars Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien.
    If Ohtani wins, the bettor will net $900,000, and William Hill will have suffered an overall seven-figure loss on an awards market that typically doesn't attract a ton of money.
    "It's going to be the biggest loss on that type of market ever," Adam Pullen, assistant director of trading for William Hill (now Caesars Sportsbook), told ESPN. "It's going to stick an out as a line item, when you see award betting and a big minus."
    Cha-Ching

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  • mookie1995
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    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Probably won't have a season. But...
    but nothing!! and just when the buccos were primed to win it all!

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by unofan View Post

    While kind of interesting, part of the reason I no longer watch nearly as much sports as I used to is because of the focus on all things gambling around them. I get it's all about the $$$$, but it's still gross.

    Now let me tell you about the onion I wore on my belt, as was the style at the time...
    I'm with you. Fanduel and Draftkings ruined a lot of sports coverage for me.

    Make that two onions.

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  • unofan
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    Originally posted by SonofSouthie View Post
    A United States bookmaker is facing one of its biggest losses ever on a bet that was placed in March and will be decided Thursday night.
    On March 19, a bettor in Nevada placed a $30,000 on Shohei Ohtaani to win the American League MVP award at 30-1 odds with a William Hill sportsbook. Ohtani is a finalist, along with Toronto Blue Jays stars Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien.
    If Ohtani wins, the bettor will net $900,000, and William Hill will have suffered an overall seven-figure loss on an awards market that typically doesn't attract a ton of money.
    "It's going to be the biggest loss on that type of market ever," Adam Pullen, assistant director of trading for William Hill (now Caesars Sportsbook), told ESPN. "It's going to stick an out as a line item, when you see award betting and a big minus."
    While kind of interesting, part of the reason I no longer watch nearly as much sports as I used to is because of the focus on all things gambling around them. I get it's all about the $$$$, but it's still gross.

    Now let me tell you about the onion I wore on my belt, as was the style at the time...

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  • SonofSouthie
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    A United States bookmaker is facing one of its biggest losses ever on a bet that was placed in March and will be decided Thursday night.
    On March 19, a bettor in Nevada placed a $30,000 on Shohei Ohtaani to win the American League MVP award at 30-1 odds with a William Hill sportsbook. Ohtani is a finalist, along with Toronto Blue Jays stars Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien.
    If Ohtani wins, the bettor will net $900,000, and William Hill will have suffered an overall seven-figure loss on an awards market that typically doesn't attract a ton of money.
    "It's going to be the biggest loss on that type of market ever," Adam Pullen, assistant director of trading for William Hill (now Caesars Sportsbook), told ESPN. "It's going to stick an out as a line item, when you see award betting and a big minus."

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Is the CBA up?
    Yup. Reports are teams who are trying to get free agents are trying to get it done before December 1st since there cannot be negotiations or transactions during a lockout.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Is the CBA up?

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Syndergaard signs with Angels

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Probably won't have a season. But..

    Berrios resigns with Jays for 7 yr/$131m
    Syndergaard signs with Angels for 1 yr/$21m.

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  • MissThundercat
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    At least the Braves won and the Astros were denied.

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