While we wait on Game 1, he’s a brief announcement.
This fall, I will be editing the 2009 Phillies preview for Maple Street Press, publisher of some 40 sports preview magazines across the country. This will be their first foray into Phillies country and I’m honored to be placed in charge of this product. This full-color book will feature some of the finest writers and minds covering Phillies baseball today, plus great photos, stats and information to get you ready for the 2009 season. Recognizing that we have more than a few fine writers of our own who contribute to Beerleaguer each day, I would like to extend the opportunity to contribute to our readers. Right now, I’m seeking historic essays on the Phillies. If you’re interested in contributing a piece covering a specific topic in Phillies history, send a 100-200 word proposal for consideration to my email address, listed in the right sidebar. Or for more details, contact me via e-mail.
Vegas oddsmakers favor Tampa: The Rays, who were at 200-1 odds for the title before the season, are favored over the Phillies, but with adjusted lines to encourage betting on the Phils. If Tampa wins, the betting industry stands to owe huge payouts on the long-shot Rays, according to the AP.