While it is fun to talk about how cool it would be to bet against a baseball team for an entire season few serious bettors attempt it. Betting on or against teams for such a long stretch is difficult because most teams – even the worst – become overvalued or mispriced at various times throughout the year and simply aren't worth a play. But some loyal Pittsburgh Pirates fans are taking their "love" to a completely different level. LOL Baseball
is a blog dedicated to "three disgruntled fans who bet against the Pirates in every game". According to the blog, in 2009 they risked $7,350 on 147 games and ended up 84-62 +22.97 units ($1148.51). Not a bad return. This year, they are back in action but down -2.40 units thanks to a big +200 winner over Philadelphia a week ago. Remember, these guys are betting against
the Pirates! Here is their 2010 game log
. One of their Twitter posts was absolutely priceless; "The Buccos recent success is making us broke but we've won a few in a row to come back from our all-time low."
Great stuff gentlemen! And maybe we should think about adopting the LOL Baseball Art of Betting. After all, who wouldn't want to bet against numbers like these...
Pittsburgh Pirates Year-by-Year Units