Yes Enthusiasts we are going to pipe in on World Series Hardball after its start as opposed to prior! Why on earth would we wait? The answer to this question is simple my friends. The price on the Series prior to Game 1 was such that neither the Pro’s nor Joe’s not had a clue as to how this seven gamer would transpire (I say this based on the price basically being even) also there was absolutely no value in the offering based on that opening Series price even though those sitting with the Giants today feel that their +100 price was like stealing.
Fast forward to today and every hombre and their Mama not only had the Giants last night but now they shout from the mountain tops that this series is over and that the Giants are simply too much. To this we say Horse manure!
Waiting until the first game completed was our approach from the first day we saw the price on this series. Value is what we here in GambLou.com World Headquarters search for and value is what we are now presented with.
2014 Hardball results: 5-4 + $300.00
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Series Price after Game 1: Giants -200 vs. Royals +175
Now we’re talking Enthusiasts! The Giants in our opinion offer vast experience, playoff guile, a cagey manager and a team of overachievers. We are NL West Enthusiasts ourselves but with that said we also know the Giants in and out! The Giants romped to a win with their horse last night as they had to but after Bumgarner we feel the Giant pitching staff as it lines up for the rest of the series is spotty at best.
The Royals meanwhile offer less playoff experience (understatement there) but they are gritty, young and have advantages in the pen not to mention dynamic speed advantages that they were unable to display last night with that Ace Bumgarner on the hill. However this is a seven game series Enthusiasts and it is far from over!
In game two tonight the Giants will offer Jake Peavy to the Royals. The drop from Bumgarner to Peavy is like going from a playboy model to Aunt Ester amigos! The Royals will provide the whole of the remaining Giant Pitching staff with a world of issues tonight and moving forward. When the Royals are on base and they will be able to highlight their speed advantages and they will do exactly that.
Speed makes Pitchers vary from what they want to do (pitch cute and keep the Royals off balance) in order to get the ball to the plate. Fastballs to the plate are not what Peavy, Hudson and Vogelsong are best at to say it simply. With runners on base those Giant pitchers will start sending 88 MPH fastball to the plate and when that happens the Royals will eat those heaters up like Uncle Louie at a Gates & Sons BBQ Restaurant! Believe this.
Perspective is so important in sporting events most especially when one is searching for value and profitable angles.
Let’s say it pure and simple here: We feel the Royals will feast on Peavy and the rest of the Giant Staff like piranha on a dead dog. This series is not over. After Bumgarner sits the Royals will be in position to highlight and utilize the tremendous advantage of speed and starting Pitching to their advantage to not only win tonight’s contest but get back into this series and win the dad gummed thing.
There is no quit in these Kansas City Royals and while America (save for the loyalist in Kansas City) bails on the Royals after the great game pitched by Bumgarner we feel strongly that the rest of this series goes to Kansas City. We’ll give Madison his 2 W’s and watch as the Royals make a splash in this series by coming back and utilizing their home field advantage which will be won back within the week.
So it’s a Royal return that we feel will occur in the 2014 World Series
Royals +175 for the series Royals (Ventura) -110 Game 2
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