If legalized gambling is the future, our sports are really in trouble By Thomas Boswell, The Washington Post October 4, 2018 at 11:46 pm “I liken sports betting more to Wall Street . . . I don’t believe it’ll be considered a game of chance. I think it will be a game of skill, just like you can be a day trader — you can be at Goldman Sachs, making billion-dollar bets on companies.” – Ted Leonsis, head of Monumental Sports and Entertainment in Washington. The baseball playoffs are at hand. So in the spirit of Goldman Sachs helping you invest, I want to provide you with valuable gambling advice. My credentials are super-duper. I’ve covered the past 42 World Series, spent thousands of days in clubhouses talking to MLBers and interviewed most of the members of the Hall of Fame who played since 1900. I’ve written baseball books and thousands of columns. I invented a new metric in 1978 for the Post that’s still used by Baseball-Reference. I was a stat nerd before “analytics” had a name.