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Sunday Night MLB, 7/13/14

Sunday Night MLB, 7/13/14
stanislaus
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Baltimore *2 unit winner Sunday Night

Current Record after Sunday 7/13/14: (3-7) units

ProfessorDonkey
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Thanks for the W, Stan !  $$$

gristle66
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Great job Stan, but if you are going to count this as a +2, shouldn't you be counting all the juice on your losses? Or keeping a separate +,- record. It was just 1 win, not 2.

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TexasCracker
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Here we go again....

stanislaus
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gristle, I did not realize the points you make. They are well taken and I certainly did not attempt to fool anyone with a losing record like that. Thank you and I just found out record keeping was not mandatory.

Since I am certainly not a professional handicapper, nor am I attempting to sell any selections now or ever, I think I will take advantage of the option made available to me, that is, I will not keep records any longer. I just wonder who really cares about a poster whose averege wagers are $10, $20 and $30?

In fact, I am in the process of trying to decide what Pregame Professionals I should buy picks from this coming football season. One great advantage in Pregame is, I would think if you buy some picks from one of the Pros, and he happens to hit a bad streak, I can always try another one. I do think that before jumping from one to another, one must be given a chance to prove himself. Everyone has bad streaks , but sooner or later those streaks can turn rapidly, so I think one must start out picking a pro, buy his picks, but be fair and give him at least 30 days to "do his thing."

Good luck this football season, and thank you again for calling my attention to my record keeping. I think record keeping is great, but your comment has made me realize it must be done with accuracy and with "juice" included. Record keeping is probably best used by professionals only, as they are the ones who are really making and selling selections for a living.

stanislaus
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re: "here we go again"...I take it there have been problems before now with recreational bettors like myself keeping records. I certainly do not need that aggravation, all over trying to be accountable.

GaryGnu
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Stanislaus? More like Santa Claus, giving out the free winners!

stanislaus
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I might be the worst recreational bettor on this site, however, It never ceases to amaze me why some posters (who perhaps have too much free time on their hands) can't wait to jump in, pile on, call it what you like, to call it to the attention of whoever may or may not read it, the fact that some recreational bettors like myself, simply have poor records. Thats what is challenging to a bettor like myself. I love the challenge so much, I forget that when I fail, which right now is more often than I'd like, there seems to always be a few who like to rub it in. I have thick skin, so whatever makes you happy. BOL.

DJ Wondabread
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I would suggest posting both your win-loss record and also your YTD units numbers with every play. That should ward off some of the haters. Nice winner btw, I was begging for the storms to settle as my Yugoslavian friend had a play on the total. Ah well there is always next time. GL! $$$

Third year sports bettor NFL/ CFB/ CBB/ NBA. Always looking to learn, criticism always welcomed.

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stanislaus
I think record keeping is great, but your comment has made me realize it must be done with accuracy and with "juice" included. Record keeping is probably best used by professionals only, as they are the ones who are really making and selling selections for a living.

I do not understand how it took a comment from another poster to make you realize that record keeping must be done with accuracy.  More importantly, before this 2 unit winner (congrats, by the way) you record after every loss was only updated as a pure W/L record, adding "1" to the loss column.  Then, you have a 2 unit winner, and you then add "2" to the "win" column, but then add "units" after the record.

I mean, if I lose 3 bets that are each -125, obviously, my units lost would be -3.75.

And, there is no reason why "recreational" bettors should be excluded from record-keeping.  LOTS of people who aren't pros do it on this site all of the time.  It's not hard.  Just look at your bookie account and do the math.

That all said, BOL, keep grinding.  It's a marathon, not a sprint.

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