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  1. Strange routes to pro baseball

    Tim Kurkjian

    Baseball history is filled with players who've taken strange routes and overcome long odds to play professionally.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  2. Odds are with Yankees on Tanaka

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- For what it's worth, the online gambling site www.bovada.lv has installed the Yankees as 3/2 favorites to land Masahiro Tanaka, with the Dodgers the second choice at 11/4. Here is the entire line for the Tanaka Sweepstakes: New York...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  3. Tigers are 2013 World Series favorites

    David Schoenfield

    Early odds to win the 2013 World Series from the online sports book Bovada: Detroit Tigers: 6/1 New York Yankees: 7/1 San Francisco Giants: 10/1 Texas Rangers: 12/1 Washington Nationals: 12/1 Los Angeles Angels: 12/1 Philadelphia Phillies: 1...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  4. Theo Epstein lowered odds of Chicago Cubs winning World Series

    Jon Greenberg

    The splash of the Chicago Cubs' hire of Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations reached all the way to Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  5. Despite history, fans keep betting on Cubs

    Jon Greenberg

    Place your bets! The Chicago Cubs opened at 25-1 odds to win the 2012 World Series at the MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas. That's lower than several other gambling outposts. Did the Theo Epstein hire affect the line? Read the entire ...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  6. Spring Training 2011: Ramon Troncoso's time could come with Los A...

    Tony Jackson

    Ramon Troncoso's odds of making the Los Angeles Dodgers' season-opening roster seem to have gotten shorter every time he has pitched this spring.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2011
  7. Start 'em, sit 'em advice for Segment 2, Week 4 of Baseball Chall...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass gives advice for those setting their lineups for the fourth week of Segment 2 of the ESPN Baseball Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2010
  8. Against all odds, Chicago Cubs' Sam Fuld fulfills dream of becomi...

    Anna Katherine Clemmons

    At 5-foot-10, Sam Fuld doesn't quite look the part of a major leaguer. But he overcame numerous obstacles to realize his big league dream.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2009
  9. Jerry Crasnick: Starting 9 -- Recognizing those who overcame long...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Some are here for a cup of coffee. Some are back for another cup. Others are trying to restart their careers. This week's Starting 9 recognizes players who overcame long odds to land a job in the majors.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2009
  10. Curt Schilling points to Rays, Cubs when discussing possible come...

    If Curt Schilling returns to pitch this season in the major leagues, a comeback could likely involve the Rays or Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2009
  11. Streak for the Cash Blog

    Beat the Streak Blog

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2008
  12. Hollandsworth hits homer in ninth to tie game

    Chicago 2, Atlanta 1 (15 innings)

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 09, 2004
  13. With deadline looming, Pudge talks stall

    The odds of Pudge Rodriguez returning to the Marlins took a drastic turn for the worse Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2003
  14. Rotation in disarray, but McKeon happy

    Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon returned to his hotel room early Thursday, a few hours after his team clinched a World Series berth, and found himself inundated with phone calls.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2003
  15. Giants plan on-field tribute to former manager

    Manager Dusty Baker will be honored tonight at Pac Bell Park as he returns for the first time since leaving the Giants to manage the Chicago Cubs.

    Preview | April 29, 2003
  16. Cubs, rooftop fans at odds again

    Ah, Opening Day at quaint, old Wrigley Field. Ivy vines clinging to the outfield walls, the hand-changed scoreboard in center field, Chicago Cubs fans swearing this is finally their year.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2002