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The World Series is a grueling event for gamblers of baseball, possibly seven games, spread out over a week and a half, and for the worst of gamblers, the day after day action could prove devastating.
There is some relief, though, for the gambler who wants to try their luck on something more than picking a winner or loser, prop bets.
No, not the extensive list of prop bets that the Super Bowl has, bets such as who will win the coin toss, but prop bets on the actual games themselves.
Odds are available on who will hit the first home run of the World Series, with the favorites being David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, and Matt Holliday, all at 5-1 odds. The long shot is Jacoby Ellsbury at 18-1.
The MVP race will come down to Josh Beckett and Holiday according to the odds, with Beckett being 5-1, and Holiday 5.5-1.
Anyone thinking that one team is superior to the other, can put their money on a series sweep at 3.8 to 1, and they can also gamble on whether one team will win three straight games, the odds say they will not.
Then, of course, there is every combination of team wins, from Boston in four through seven, with varying odds, to the Rockies in four through seven games.
The games themselves will draw interest because the Red Sox are there, and the Rockies are somewhere they have never been, but for gamblers, they will be back at that familiar spot, watching and hoping that they made the correct picks in their prop bets.