It so great to have a professional team in Baltimore that plays meaningful games deep into the season and opens each year with the thoughts of reaching and winning the championship. Fortunately for Baltimore Ravens fans, we are talking about football, as Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles are thought to already be out of the race with 24 hours still remaining before the 2012 season begins.
Fourteen straight losing seasons are virtually certain to stretch to at least 15 after this year and more than likely way beyond. In fact. RJ Bell of wagering site Pregame.com has the O's the longest odds to win the 2012 World Series, with a $100 bet returning you $32,500 (325-1 odds), far behind the favorite Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 odds.
The Orioles total wins betting number is 69.5 victories, also far behind the New York Yankees projected 93.5 wins. Sad times at Camden Yards, but fans should enjoy the opening day excitement on Friday afternoon, as more than likely, it will be all downhill from there, with their season basically over by the time spring turns into summer in mid-June, much less long before that.
It's good to be a Ravens fan, huh?