Every year I make a series of baseball related bets. I typically bet on things that probably won't happen, but if they do I look like a baseball prophet. Some of the things I've bet on in the past: Kei Igawa pitching a no-hitter, Damon hitting 30 homeruns, and Carl Pavano becoming a useful member of the rotation. As you can imagine, I've lost many bets.
In 2008 however, I am much more optimistic that my impulsive bet making will work out. Here are the baseball bets I've made so far:
Bet 1: A rotation of Carl Pavano, Mike Hampton, Mark Prior, Matt Clement, and Mark Mulder will throw no less than 500 innings and no more than 600 innings. (The opposite bet is that they will throw between 600-700 innings).
Bet 2: The Yankees will win a world series championship with Alex Rodriguez. (My friend beleives Alex is a curse to the Yankees and they won't win with him on the team. Need to wait until 2018 for this one.)
Bet 3: The Rays will win a world series championship in the next ten years. (Again, need to wait until 2018 for this one).
Bet 4: Damon hits 30 homeruns.
So what are some of the stupid baseball bets you all have made? Or, if you've never made a stupid bet, what are your thoughts on these bets? Sound off in the comments section, don't be shy! Its no fun to blog if there's no back and forth!