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He missed his chance

May 21, 2009

Washington, DC – After beating the Washington Nationals in extra innings last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates got a private tour of the White House this morning.

So the Pirates got a nice little tour of the President’s domicile yesterday, where I’m sure they all laughed at the pathetic-ness of the Nationals in the Oval Office. But that’s not the best part of the story. Apparently the manager decided he never wants to see the innermost working of the White House.

Pirates’ manager John Russell skipped the tour saying he’d rather visit when he has a World Series ring on his finger.

Is this guy kidding? Does he know anything about the Pirates? Does he not read this blog? If he did, he would know the Pirates are terrible and pretty much have no chance of winning the World Series in his lifetime.

Then again, maybe he’s hoping he gets his ass fired and then hired by a contender, and THEN he will have a WS ring on his finger. Or he could just buy the one off Doug Mientkiewicz for a trip back up to The Show.

UPDATE: Jake Peavy just got traded to the ChiSox. Didn’t think San Diego would throw in the towel this early.

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2009 World Series Odds

March 31, 2009

Vegas has released the 2009 World Series odds, and they are pretty much straight forward:

Arizona Diamondbacks
18/1
Atlanta Braves
20/1
Baltimore Orioles
175/1
Boston Red Sox
11/2
Chicago Cubs
8/1
Chicago White Sox
40/1
Cincinnati Reds
65/1
Cleveland Indians
20/1
Colorado Rockies
75/1
Detroit Tigers
25/1
Florida Marlins
50/1
Houston Astros
100/1
Kansas City Royals
75/1
Los Angeles Angels
14/1
Los Angeles Dodgers
14/1
Milwaukee Brewers
50/1
Minnesota Twins
24/1
New York Mets
8/1
New York Yankees
4/1
Oakland Athletics
25/1
Philadelphia Phillies
15/1
Pittsburgh Pirates
150/1
San Diego Padres
100/1
San Francisco Giants
35/1
Seattle Mariners
70/1
St Louis Cardinals
20/1
Tampa Bay Rays
18/1
Texas Rangers
60/1
Toronto Blue Jays
75/1
Washington Nationals
125/1

Straight forward other than the Mets at 8/1. They missed the playoffs last year, right?

The Northerner’s precious Sawx are going off at 11/2, while the other team that spends a ridonkulous amount of money is the overall favorite at 4/1.

Our local Nationals are a decent bet at 125/1, but they can’t touch YOUR PITTSBURGH PIRATES at 150/1. I’m fairly certain that I have to put $20 on that, right?