Thursday, November 26, 2009
Vegas betting yawn in WBC
Vegas betting yawn in WBC Can you imagine Bowie Kuhn - who before the boycott, the expansion and the other main types of time during the difficult job 15 years of Major League Baseball Commissioner - deal with something like this? Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in New York is alive and is spinning in his grave over it. The first World Baseball Classic - Olympic baseball, sil vous plaît - the participation of 16 teams from around the world is about to launch next week. A giant leap for the brotherhood, harmony and a single global thinkers. Ho hum, say sports bettors. Spring training and the classic outdraw faced with the annual phenomenon known as mar Madness in Sin City, leading to a frenzy. However, it has the potential to WBC. "We had very minimal action on it," said the Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook oddsmaker and spokesman Jeff Sherman. "A big problem is the first game in Japan. "Perhaps we will see more bets when they play here (the U.S.). MLB, because your hands in this pie, which sets the rules. Players can not be forced to participate (Where have you gone Paul Konerko?) And the teams can not refuse to allow that, even if it is clear the pressure has been applied in some cases. The Yanks' Gary Sheffield was quoted in a recent history of the Inteet asks, "Can you imagine the reaction of George Steinbrenner, if one of their many millions of dollars and players are injured? "However, the model has had to ease back. Roger Clemens is one of four starting pitchers in the American team will open the first round of the U.S., Derek Jeter is also the crew. Beie Williams has of Puerto Rico in the list, which also shows Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado of the New York Mets. Other patriotic duty to include Ken Griffey Jr. and Derek Lee. Some foreign-bo players welcome the chance to play their home countries. Puerto Rican originally had 60 players to choose from and have had difficulty in obtaining the mandate until 30, its first list of 40 MLB All-Star selections. The Domincans say they have commitments from Sammy Sosa and Manny Ramírez, Pedro Martínez and has indicated that may be available after Round 1, but the stories of the Inteet show three have suggested that might meet in Classic. The designated hitter rule is in play and rest days as Hurlers throw a certain number of plots. A driving force behind the World Baseball Classic is the sport of the Summer Olympics thumbing. MLB does not allow it to carry out its stars to the Olympics and problems abound Leaguers with minors, including the issues of drug testing. Other rules are frequent and the Olympic event is scheduled to be held every four years. The 16 teams invited were assigned to four groups, the United States and Canada in Group B with Mexico and South Africa. Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China are in Group A, Porto Rico, Panama, Cuba and the Netherlands are the group C and Venezuela, Australia, Italy and the Dominican Republic to group D. Round 1 four games, two teams of each group will advance to the quarters. The semi-finals, with four winners - one for each site - and the championship game will be played in the San Diego Padres' Park. March 3 starts the competition and the championship will be decided March 20 to avoid a head-to-head clash with the TV section of the NCAA touament. America is in action on Mar 8th While betting shops, as the SuperBook have published the possibility of future WBC, others, such as Stardust and other properties of the Boyd Group, have not bothered with them. "We are probably the book of games," Supervisor Jake Kolleth company said. It also has not heard much about the classic, but that does not mean that there will be no interest when the U.S. swings at stake. "No one is asking about this, but when things get going," said Kolleth. ESPN Espn2 and will be responsible for the United States and Canada Classic TV coverage and its subsidiaries will be conducted abroad countries.