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Madison Bumgarner quiets Royals

The commentary above brings up a good point – the Giants probably needed this game more with Madison Bumgarner on the mound. They needed their ace to step up and he did. He also stopped the ridiculous post-season winning streak by the Royals.

Now we’ll see how the Royals react. They’ve been resilient during games, and now they have to bounce back from a home loss and avoid going down to games heading to San Francisco.

The ratings are down for this World Series, and a boring game one won’t help. That’s a shames as the Royals are such a good story. If they rebound we might see more fans tune in.

Meanwhile, the Giants have the chance to become one of those boring dynasties like the San Antonio Spurs if they can win this Series.

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Both the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers went all in and bolstered their pitching staffs as the prepare for the postseason. Of course they aren’t the only two teams to watch in the American League, but suddenly a potential matchup between these two starting rotations has baseball fans salivating.

Billy Beane had already added Jeff Samardzija, and now he adds John Lester. This latest one cost him Yoenis Cespedes so who knows how it will play out, but the A’s will have the arms to compete in October.

But when it comes to mortgaging the future, the Tigers and their 85-year-old owner Mike Ilitch may have the A’s beat as they’ve dumped some great prospects in this mad flurry, capped off with their acquisition of David Price who now heads the most intimidating rotation in baseball. If Justin Verlander is your fourth starter you definitely have a shot in the postseason. We’ll see though if that’s enough.

Should You Rely On Computer Handicapping?

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Placing bets in multiple sports games at the same time requires more than manual handicapping techniques. Computer handicapping presents a viable solution, as the automated system can create statistics and calculations quickly. Even when compared with the methodology of a professional, calculations made by software is far more consistent. This is because there is always a tendency for “human error.”

And when correctly utilized, the software can place the odds in your favor by painting a canvas of the possible winner of a future race. As for judging factors, you always have the option of generating ratings from the computer and making modifications based on unaccounted for variables.
Computer handicapping can be used in different sports including:

1. Baseball

The right baseball handicapping program can go a long way in generating a positive ROI (in some cases for the entire season). It will also give you a competitive advantage over a square handicapper, but most of the results depend on the accuracy of the data. Regardless of whether the data is downloaded from an online site or entered manually, it needs to be spot on because the software itself will be worthless if the facts are incorrect.

Moreover, a good program will make modifications from what it has learned from the previous seasons. This is done through propriety technology used in software that features a learning module (AI or Artificial Intelligence). It is just like Siri on iPhone, the voice assistant that makes suggestions after learning about the behavior of the user.

2. Horse Racing

A horse racing handicapping software becomes imperative if you are planning on betting multiple races at once. This is because there are far too many jockeys, tracks and races, so it becomes impossible to rely on a manual handicapping technique. Good software will be easy to use and you don’t have to configure the models, dimension sets and factors for each new race.

This is because the systems are based on learning by doing, so most of the data is saved under user names and the same variables are taken into account for future races. Some offerings also give an option to automate models based on recent data and place bet parameters to draw a line between the safest and the best bets.

3. NFL

NFL handicapping programs can be used for over/under wagering as well as direct bets. Some of them can also make graphs and pie charts for each team, showcasing the number of points earned and the yards gained by different players. Those graphics are then converted into a spreadsheet to advise you over wagering and direct betting in football.

The technology generates automated scoring of over/under results as well as wins. You can also find options to make a ledger, to compare success in a particular game, week, month or year to the previous game, week, month or year.

So computer handicapping technology does have a role to play and, combined with the manual input of missing factors, it can increase the chances of monetary success.

San Francisco Giants: Hometown Heroics DVD Giveaway


Celebrate the remarkable history of the boys from the Bay Area in “San Francisco Giants: Hometown Heroics,” arriving on DVD September 24th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This original program from award-winning Major League Baseball Productions features can’t miss moments, history-making feats and lovable heroes in one thrilling ride through the greatest moments in Giants history. With an all-star lineup of Giants legends and up-and-coming superstars, plus exciting bonus footage, the DVD takes a contemporary look at the history of this legendary franchise.

Take a look back at players who transformed the history of the game, as well as at those who have undoubtedly impacted its future. From Candlestick to AT&T Park, Juan Marichal and Willy Mays to Jeff Kent, Matt Cain and Buster Posey, this crowd-pleaser covers all the heroes. The exciting blend of exclusive interviews, stunning footage, thrilling game highlights and a treasure trove of priceless stories will keep you on the edge of your seat as you relive these captivating Giants moments again and again.

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Jack Clark vs Albert Pujols

The video above shows a clip of former MLB All Star Jack Clark ripping Mark McGwire and other steroids users. Clark was a power in the era preceding the baseball era, and it really bugs him to see what these guys did to the integrity of the game.

Now he’s in a new feud with Albert Pujols and it’s getting ugly. Clark had a new radio show in St. Louis but he lost that gig after Pujols said he would sue Clark and the station over comments Clark made:

At least twice in the first week of a program that made its debut Aug. 1, Clark said that former Pujols trainer Chris Mihlfeld told him in 2000 that he “shot him up’’ with steroids. Both were working in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ organization at the time. Clark also has made other steroids allegations about Pujols, attributing them to comments Mihlfeld had made to him more than a decade ago.

Pujols has vehemently denied the allegations, but that’s common practice in today’s world. Mihlfeld has also denied the story.

This is what we all have to deal with in the context of people like A-Rod who were hell bent on using PEDs. But as Jeremy Schaap pointed out today on ESPN, no ballplayer in today’s world, even Albert Pujols is beyond suspicion.

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