Yankees a Sucker Bet
During the All-Star Break, with few scores to crank out aside from the CFL and Canada being shut out in the FIFA under-20 tournament, the Score posted World Series odds on one of their many tickers.
According to the most recent odds:
The New York Yankees, 1 game under .500, 11 games out of first in the division and 8.5 games out of the wild card, were 11-1 to reach the World Series.
The Toronto Blue Jays, 1 game under .500, 11 games out of first in the division and 8.5 games out of the wild card, were 125-1.
I know everyone gets distracted by the pinstripes, but exactly what makes the Yankees 10 times more likely to make the post-season? Just because certain members of the Yankee rotation are twice as old as those in the Jays' doesn't make them twice as likely to succeed in the second half, let alone ten times more likely.
If I were a Vegas gambler, I'd lay down a loonie or two on the Jays.