How's this for a prop bet at the start of the year: Rockies to be the square pick to win the World Series on October 13. Probably could have gotten 500-1 odds on that easy.
Edit: The picture only gets worse for the non-Boston teams if the Red Sox throw Beckett on short rest in Game 4, a possibility that became far more likely when he cruised to a 10-3 win yesterday and hit the showers early. Terry Francona probably left Beckett in for an unnecessary inning, but at least he didn't pull a Bob Brenly. (Remember Randy Johnson being left in to protect the D-Backs' 15-0 lead in Game 6, 2001?)