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"I thought, why not? It was more exciting than losing it on a blackjack hand."
Gonzalez put down $25, betting the Giants would win the National League pennant.
Then he dropped $50, betting they'd win the World Series.
The first bet, at 8-to-1 odds earned him $200. Odds on the Giants winning the World Series at the time were 20-to-one. That pays Gonzalez $1,000. Not a bad pay out for a $50 investment.
"(I'm) relieved they finally won," said Gonzalez. "Amazing how only $75 had me glued to the TV watching every single game this year. My wife is happy it is over."
And what does Gonzalez plan to do with his winnings? "Take a trip back to Vegas and bet on the Giants to repeat," said Gonzalez.
Michael Gonzalez is a 40 year old, loyal, life long Giants fan who invested years of joy and heartache on his team. This week, the Giants finally paid him back.