Best Case of Mistaken Identity

With the words “Las Vegas odds” in the headline, a July 10 blog item on The Seattle Times’ website told how “Vegas bookmakers” have no odds listed for either the Oakland Athletics or Seattle Mariners to win the American League West because of the improbability. One major-league problem, though: The source used in the story was the gaming site, which originates not from Las Vegas but from that hotbed of baseball knowledge, Latvia. When we pointed out the error to the Times reporter via e-mail, he replied: “But is it run by the Bovada Casino people in Vegas?” Dude, we hate to break it to you, but …