Posted By Jeff Fletcher on April 26, 2012 2:51 pm
Quite a 24 hours we’ve had in Bay Area baseball, huh? Yesterday afternoon the A’s bounced back with a huge two-run homer by Yoenis Cespedes to tie the game and then they won it in the 14th, and today the Giants got a big ninth-inning three-run homer from Angel Pagan on the way to a 6-5 victory in Cincy.
The Cespedes homer may have been predictable, but not the Pagan dinger. Remember Angel Pagan in spring training? You probably didn’t have too much faith in him being a legit producer. But here we are, a few weeks into the season, and he’s got an 11-game hitting streak, during which he’s hit .308.
Pagan is a perfect example of why you can’t predict what’s going to happen in baseball. I’ll never understand why people bet on baseball, but apparently lots of them do so at great sports betting sites.
Personally, I prefer poker for my gambling, but I’m sure it’s also possible to win in the long term at sports betting if you stick to what you really know. Of course, the sport I know best is baseball, and it’s pretty hard to bet on baseball, so I guess I’ll stick to poker.