Mattress Mack Loses $13M on World Series Bet and He’d Do It Again

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Mattress Mack, a Houston-area furniture salesman, had around $13 million in bets on the Houston Astros. The winnings would have covered his losses in a furniture promotion he ran in conjunction with the team’s World Series aspirations. He spent much of the last month flying around the country to various sportsbooks, placing bets. But will … Read more

Millionaire Astros Superfan ‘Lost Track’ of How Much Cash He’s Bet on World Series

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Fans of the Houston Astros may have been sweating a little when their team went down 0-2 to the Washington Nationals in the World Series. But no one more than one particular fan, “Mattress Mack” – otherwise known as Houston-area businessman Jim McIngvale. ‘Mattress Mack’ Has at Least $12 Million Riding on an Astros World Series … Read more

Strasburg’s Game 3 Win Memorable with Fall Classic Spot in Play

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Stephen Strasburg brought the Nationals to the cusp of the World Series with another dominant performance in Game 3 of the NLCS This is what all the hype was about. The attention he got when still in college. The minor league games broadcast on national TV. It was all building up to this moment. Stephen … Read more

Nationals’ Pitching Wizardry Puts Them 2 Wins Closer to Magical World Series

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History often finds a way of repeating itself, and for Washington Nationals pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer, it did the past two days in the NLCS. Sanchez & Scherzer toss back-to-back near no-hitters (again!) In 2013, Sanchez threw six no-hit innings in Game 1 of the ALCS for the Detroit Tigers. The next night, … Read more

Sanchez’s Near No-Hitter Sets Stage for Unlikely Nationals NLCS Victory

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The Washington Nationals, fresh off their first postseason series win since leaving Montreal, would have probably loved to have trotted out either Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, or Patrick Corbin for Game One of the NLCS. But their Big Three needed rest, so the team turned to Anibal Sanchez instead – and he delivered in historic … Read more

Nationals Face Unfamiliar Challenge After Vanquishing Playoff Demons

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The ending to Game 5 of the NLDS was all too familiar to the Washington Nationals: A team a few outs away from advancing onto the next round, only to have victory snatched away. Only this time, it was the Nationals on the winning end of it. Howie Kendrick’s 10th-inning grand slam knocked off the … Read more