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jklm
03-07-2002, 12:09 PM
Cut and paste from Rozner's column

http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/col_rozner.asp?intID=37322235

The line

Since this could be the last season of baseball for a while, you better enjoy it.

White Sox fans think it's going to be a great summer, and Vegas books are in agreement, installing the South Siders as an overwhelming 3-5 favorite to win the AL Central over Cleveland (3-1).

In the pennant chase, the Sox are no better than the fifth choice at 10-1 to win the AL behind the Yanks (6-5), Mariners (3-1), Athletics (5-1) and Red Sox (6-1).

The line II

In the NL Central, it comes as no shock that the Cards are the 6-5 favorite, but in a slight upset Vegas still likes the Astros as the 8-5 second choice, slightly ahead of the Cubs (2-1).

In the NL pennant race, the Cubs at 15-1 are only eighth out of 16 teams, trailing the Diamondbacks (3-1), Cards (4-1), Mets (4-1), Braves (4-1), Astros (6-1), Dodgers (10-1) and Giants (12-1).

The line III

The Sox and Cubs are tied for 12th with several teams at 20-1 to win the World Series.