Chicago Cubs: Vegas favorites to win World Series
The Chicago Cubs have opened as the favorite to win the World Series. If the players don’t feel the pressure, I’m sure some fans do.
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The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas released its World Series odd with the Chicago Cubs at the top with 4 to 1 odds. The next closest team in at 10-1, and doesn’t include the defending champion Royals who sit at 18 to 1. The Cubs are very aware that with last year’s success they won’t sneak up on anyone this year, andJoe Maddon
was sure to make that clear in telling his team to “embrace the target”.
The mission begins in Mesa at Spring Training, and one of the first things team’s need to be cautious of is injuries in camp. And some of the injuries aren’t always ones you see on a regular basis. Stabbed while trying to separate frozen burger patties? These things don’t just happen to us, and they can be detrimental to start the season.
These expectations the Cubs have are something new, but this Maddon led team seems more than capable of handling it. But what about the fans? Are we capable? Is anyone nervous at the chance we fail to meet expectation–or more frighteningly, meet it? The nation of lovable losers would be instantly changed, so what would we become?
These stories and more you might have missed:
‘Cubs Vegas favorites to win World Series’ – Washington Post
‘Cubs hoping to avoid “odd” injuries in Mesa’ – Cubbies Crib
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