The MLB All-Star Break comes at the perfect time for both players and coaches. Spring training begins in March, and even when teams have days off from playing, they’re either traveling, studying film for their next opponent, getting work done to recover from injuries, or something else that will enable them to stay in shape and ready to go for the next game. So, for the players not involved in the Home Run Derby or All-Star Game, having four straight days off must be a welcome sign. This is not to say we don’t need to feel for the plight of professional athletes and coaches, but we can acknowledge that these seasons are long and grinding, and nagging injuries can be hard to overcome.
Similar to athletes, bettors who love betting on baseball have also had a bit of a break. Sure, the Derby and All-Star Game had some fun betting opportunities, but it’s a break from the typical grind of analyzing a bunch of games on the schedule. There have been no pitcher props to dissect, figuring out the players likely to hit a home run, or figure out who is ready to win a game. Simply put, bettors can use a break too. Taking an occasional break promotes healthy play, and whether you’re up or down for the week, month, or year, offers a chance at a reset. It will remove any emotional baggage from a recent tough loss and will put you in a better frame of mind when you make your next bet. It can’t be overstated how important this is. Remember, sports aren’t going away. There will always be another game to bet on.
Sometimes, betting is as simple as not betting. It may be counterintuitive, but we’ve all had these moments at work or school, where taking a short break allowed us to come back with more focus and attention. Taking a break is a mature thing to do that can enhance your overall sports betting experience.