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Julian Young Wins Big in Mudcats LossUpdated Tuesday June 5, 2018 by J Biggs.
Some say it is a coincidence, others say “where there’s smoke there’s fire”. On May 14, the United States Supreme Court voted in favour to allow States to legalize sports betting. After that decision some Mudcats players noticed that Julian Young, the financially savvy outfielder, began showing up for games.
Julian Young sat down with the Mudcats beat reporter prior to the game Sunday afternoon against the Cardinals to discuss his approach since returning to the team. Instead, Young chose to focus on the recent US court decision and offered this reporter 11-1 odds that he didn’t know the ruling, “it was a 6-3 decision in support” explained Young. Young continued that prior to the court decision it was hard to find someone to take bets. “Luckily I know a guy who’ll take odds on just about anything and his specialty happens to be amateur sports”. Young stated that the court decision will allow him to combine two of his favourite pastimes into one activity, amateur baseball and savvy financial decisions. “Guys like Pete Rose and Tim Donaghy were my idols growing up. They were ahead of their time and I knew one day they would find themselves in the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, it’s just too bad I didn’t know anyone to take that bet” continued Young. “The great thing is that in this day and age I have an app on my smartphone that will calculate odds for just about any situation” said Young.
The Mudcats beat reporter followed up with Young after their 9-1 loss to the Cardinals for his take on the game. “The key to sports betting is to avoid betting on yourself or your team if you can” said Young. Young further said that “most of my bets today were related to the Cardinals and as luck would have it the way the game played out meant I didn’t miss any opportunities by not betting on the Mudcats.
“My biggest payout came off a pair of Silcox homeruns. Not the homeruns themselves but on the 1:00 minute over/under for the homerun trots and a combined 2:01 over/under; I took the over” said Young. Young added that another critical moment came at the end of the game when it looked like the Mudcats wouldn’t cover the spread. “That’s when I presented the Cardinals with a coupon I had for one free earned run; it was enough to secure a big payout”. When asked what he was going to do with his earnings, Young said he’s had his eye on this one coupon book but can’t bring himself to buy it. “I think I actually have a 20% off coupon for the coupon book" said Young, adding "and yes I am aware of the irony".
In Other News: Mudcats HGH Smokies Seized, Morrison Misses Homerun
Emerging slugger Brady Morrison was denied his second homerun of the year Sunday night vs the Cardinals on what appeared to be a sure thing. Morrison’s blast struck the top bar of the left field fence and bounced back into the field. The close call and Mudcat two game losing streak have been attributed to a PMBL smokie raid at Manger Chris Smith’s place. During the raid, PMBL officials found several pallets labelled “HGH Smokies” with one also labelled “exclusively for Brady Morrison”. Also found in the raid was a hand written “client list” with several Mudcat players named, some of whom have been previously linked to HGH Smokie consumption.