Major League Baseball Betting Begins with Season Opener

Published Saturday, April 02, 2011 -

Just as the NCAA basketball tournament wraps up the baseball season begins. Good news for gamblers who look at their favourite sport long range. April first known as April fools day by some practical jokers is also opening day of the Major League Baseball competition in the USA.

The long term progress of teams in the league is followed closely by bookies eager to give the punter a run for the money. The season goes until November so calculating and scoring the numerous teams becomes a full time profession for those in the know. Founded in 1860 Major League Baseball is divided into the American League  with 14 teams and the National League with 16 teams. Currently, each league is further subdivided into three divisions East, Central, and West. The three-division structure dates back to 1994 one season after the National League expanded to 14 teams. From 1969 through 1993 each league consisted of an East and West division. Before 1997, the two leagues met on the field only during the World Series and the All-Star Game regular-season interleague play was introduced in 1997.

Philadelphia fans of baseball are the most energetic boosting betting speculation that the Phillies will go all the way to collect the pennant at the end of the World Series. The starting rotation in the majors is great for Philly fans looking at Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt its very promising.
The Chicago Cubs are still the underdogs as the took on the Pittsburg Pirates in the season opener, with not a lot of hope for them seeing  a pennant at the end of the season, but then again this is baseball and anything is possible with 161 more games to play.
The New York Yankees have won the most World Series titles with twenty seven under their belts. The most recent winner was the San Francisco Giants making that their sixth title. The most important thing for all teams is to remain healthy and injury free. It will be fun to watch as the series unfolds, through the summer and fall.


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