The bettors have spoken, and the odds for the 2010 Fall Classic are set.
They’re bullish on the Yanks repeating as world champs, giving the Bronx Bombers 3-1 odds. They’re higher on the Boston Red Sox than the Beantowners’ own sour-pussed fans are, giving the Red Stockings 6-1 odds. But the surprise candidate may be the Cleveland Indians, which the betting men also grant 6-1 odds — despite finishing 21.5 games out of first in 2009 and firing their manager after the season. (Also sneaking in at 6-1: the NL-best Philadelphia Phillies.)
And at the other end of the spectrum? Ladies and gents, with a 150-1 shot at the crown, I give you…the Pirates!
(You know, they’re not on the list, but I think the oddsmakers would have given the Pirates of Penzance a better shot at winning it all than the Pirates of Pittsburgh.)
What thinkst thou of these results, Umpbumpers? And is anyone else surprised to see Cleveland so high on the list?