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MLB Bullets Beat All The Odds

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The sporting world, including MLB, is abuzz with the greatest Cinderella of all. The Braves are really bad and the Yankees, surprisingly, aren't a lot better. The Cubs are terrific. A Panda is out for the season.

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If you're the type of person who loves underdog stories, you're probably eating up the story of Leicester City winning the Premier League. There's really no American equivalent to that--at 5000 to 1, they were ten times less likely to win the Premier League than the Atlanta Braves are to win this year's World Series, who are currently listed at 500 to 1. This is nothing like the '69 Mets or the '87 Twins. If you can imagine a school like Knox College winning the BCS Football Championship, that's pretty much the best American equivalent, assuming Knox College were allowed to work their way up from Division III. It would be more like the indy league Schaumburg Boomers winning the World Series.

If you're the type of person who just hates all soccer stories on a matter of principle that soccer sucks, sorry. It's my column and I can write what I want. There will be lots of baseball links coming up in a second. Plus, I like the idea of a team in blue that has won nothing in well over 100 years celebrating a championship.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. The Cubs are off to their best start in 109 years. And Leicester City proved that good things come to those who wait.