A few notes this morning of a variety of things happening in Squawkerland:
* I wrote a piece for PerpetualPost.com about what soap-operaish developments may happen in Alex Rodriguez's life, while he recovers from hip surgery. Click here to read the article.
* As somebody who is partially of Dutch descent, I am very excited over the Netherlands team's triumphs so far in the World Baseball Classic. (Hmmm, wonder if A-Rod will get the blame for the Domnican team losing to the Dutch without him?) And I'm figuring that if the Netherlands wins it all, or at least goes further, there will be a "Cool Runnings" type movie coming up about the team. Who knew that Sidney Ponson and Randall Simon were the stuff of miracles?
Anyhow, I wondered what the odds are in the WBC, so I talked to Shane Ford, Head Lines Manager, at BookMaker.com about it. He said, "Lots of money now coming in on the USA to win it, especially with the Dominicans now out. USA started the tournament at +250, and now are +150 favorites. The Netherlands were a whopping 250/1 before the tournament started and now are 30/1."
Does it make me a bad American to root for the Dutch? First the Mets vs. Red Sox dilemma on who to root against at the Citi Field game I'm going to, and now this!
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