Major League Baseball has been considered as America's pastime for the past 100 or so years. The game has been famous dating back to the beginning of the 1900's when Babe Ruth and others starred on the baseball diamond.
Baseball is unique when compared to other sports because of the importance of one player, the pitcher. The pitcher has the greatest impact on a game compared to any other player in any other sport. Michael Jordan dominated basketball games but even he could not stop another team from scoring all by himself. When a pitcher is having a great day, he strikes out a lot of guys and induces easy pop-ups and ground balls that even a bad high school team could field.
When a great pitcher is pitching for a terrible team, he acts as a great equalizer. He gives this team a chance to win, no matter the opponent. When a great pitcher is taking the mound as part of a great team, this team is going to win almost every time he trots out there.
As a sports bettor, you need to do a little research before siding with the team that the great pitcher is on. You should look up how that pitcher fares against that team and how he performs in that particular ballpark. Sometimes great pitchers struggle against certain teams or players.
You should also be cautious when betting on games that your favorite team is taking part in. As a fan of this team, you need to make sure you are betting objectively. This means your bias as a fan can not enter the betting decision whateversoever. If it is, you should not be betting on any game that this team plays in.
To test your ability to bet objectively, try betting against your favorite team whenever you think they are going to lose. If you are able to do this, you should continue to bet for and against this team. This will help you make a lot of money by winning a lot of bets. If you can not bet against your favorite team, you should not bet in any game that they are apart of.