In a prior life, this tweet would scare the fuck out of me. I would look at this and think to myself, "hmmm.... there are a lot of billion dollar casinos in Vegas. Those casinos weren't built because they lose money to bettors. They were built because they know every single tendency in every single sport and every single bettor's brain. Maybe I should fade the Sox as much as I possibly can, so I'll at least have some money when they inevitably underperform."
But this year is different. This year the White Sox are going to prove the betting public is smarter than Vegas and all their asshole sharps and oddsmakers. FUCK THEM. Every last one of them. Danny Mendick told us yesterday that he thinks the team can win 45 games. Do I think they will? Probably not. Do I expect it? No way. That's a .750 winning percentage (I didn't check my math there so don't @ me if it's wrong)... But would I be surprised if they did?
Nope. Not at all. I have that much faith in this roster and even more so in that roster's cohesion and chemistry. So ya know what's left for us to do?
For the first time in my life I feel great about taking down Vegas. Now this does assume the team stays healthy and the baseball season is completed in full, but I haven't been as confident in a team that's projects to be mildly above .500 in my life. This team is ready to fuck the entire league up (aka the AL/NL Central) and I'm here for it.
I cannot wait to get this season started tonight with Nats vs. Yanks and tomorrow the rest of the league. I do wish I were in lot B celebrating the birth of the White Sox NWO but we can't, so we'll just have to get loaded and hang out on Twitter. See ya'll there.
Oh and PS - BUY A SHIRT!!!