October 11, 2005 – Will the Chicago White Sox end their 88-year World Series drought? Perhaps so, as bodoglife.com bookmakers currently show Chicago favored at -192 over the Los Angeles Angels for the American League pennant.
“With the MLB championship series set to begin today, baseball fans can look forward to two exciting title fights,” says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of bodoglife.com. “The Cardinals defeated the Astros in last year’s thrilling National League Championship Series, so I expect that this year’s rematch will be nothing short of exciting.”
The wild-card Houston Astros and Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals will meet for the second straight season in the NLCS. After being swept by the Boston Red Sox in last year’s World Series, the Cardinals are especially hungry to win it all. The best-of-seven series begins Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. bodoglife.com bookmakers have the Cardinals favored at -165.
Coming off a Division Series win against the New York Yankees – one of the hottest teams in the second half – the Angels will look to carry their momentum past the favored White Sox. However, Chicago is hungry and after a 99-win regular season the White Sox can taste their first world championship since 1917. They swept Boston in the first round of the playoffs and open the ALCS tonight fresh and loaded with confidence. Cuban native Jose Contreras starts Game 1 against the Angels’ Paul Byrd. Who will come out on top?
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