October 27, 2015
What will happen once the 2015 World Series gets underway on Tuesday night is anyone's guess. But if you work for a Vegas sportsbook, you often have to think beyond the game itself and try to set a line on something no one is quite expecting to see.
That's what the people at MyTopSportsbooks.com did, and although you can't actually place any bets there -- they're more of an information site for gamblers -- that doesn't make their list of Word Series odds and prop bets any less interesting.
First, let's take a look at some of the normal, boring, standard odds that don't involve naked men flying through the air.
And here's a pair of over/unders that will leave everyone watching praying for the under.
Those scenarios aren't as far-fetched as you may think, especially considering Travis d'Arnaud belted one off the big apple in the NLCS. I don't know how hard it is to actually "break" it, but you've got to figure Daniel Murphy will have at least one ball hit out towards it every game.
As long as Chase Utley -- or a similar play -- doesn't make an appearance, I think the punch is one you stay away from.
And now for the really good stuff...
Think this one is out there? Well it happened during the first inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
And we all know what happened at the end of that game. Maybe a brave Mets fan will try this again for good luck, although I'm not sure flying over a stadium during a World Series game without permission is the best idea, let alone in post-9/11 New York.
If I was able to find a book willing to take action on this, then laid $1,000 on it, and went out and did this myself, would the money I won be enough to cover my legal fees?
I feel like if this was the 1986 Mets, there would be a 100 percent chance of snow.
Over. You always take the over on this.
Considering Game 4 is actually on Halloween night, they may get close to that number during that broadcast alone.
There are (potentially) three games at Citi Field, meaning they would need to average just three shots per game. Over all the way.
And now, for some history...
Because, New York.
And, of course, we saved the best for last...
If you're not sure what this is in reference to, it's this awkward moment from the 2015 All-Star Game trophy presentation.