Well, distraught Los Angeles Dodgers fans, here’s something that might cheer you up a tad bit after watching your bitter rivals win the World Series — the Dodgers are the early favorites to win the 2015 World Series, according to online sportsbook Bovada . The Washington Nationals share that honor with the Dodgers. Both teams, which were knocked out in the NLDS this season, are listed at 15/2 odds. The San Francisco Giants, whose World Series win hasn’t even dried yet, ranked fifth at 12/1. The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels are just ahead of the Giants, both carrying 10/1 odds. Here’s Bovada’s complete rundown: Los Angeles Dodgers 15/2 Washington Nationals 15/2 Detroit Tigers 10/1 Los Angeles Angels 10/1 San Francisco Giants 12/1 St. Louis Cardinals 12/1 Kansas City Royals 16/1 Seattle Mariners 18/1 Baltimore Orioles 20/1 Oakland Athletics 20/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 20/1 Atlanta Braves 22/1 Boston Red Sox 22/1 New York Yankees 22/1 Cleveland Indians 25/1 Cincinnati Reds 33/1 Tampa Bay Rays 33/1 Texas Rangers 33/1 Toronto Blue Jays 33/1 Chicago White Sox 40/1 Milwaukee Brewers 40/1 New York Mets 40/1 Chicago Cubs 50/1 Miami Marlins 50/1 San Diego Padres 66/1 Philadelphia Phillies 75/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 100/1 Colorado Rockies 100/1 Houston Astros 100/1 Minnesota Twins 100/1 For context’s sake, we’ll point out that the Dodgers topped the list when Bovada released its day-after-the-World Series odds last year too. There were listed at 7/1. The Giants were 18/1. We all know how both of those worked out. More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries. Stanton was struck under the left eye by a fastball from Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers on Sept. 11, ending his season. The outfielder attended Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday to accept the Hank Aaron Award, given by Major League Baseball to the top offensive performer in each league. ”It was a long process of just kind of laying around the house, and not being able to leave too much,” Stanton said.

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By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected as American League and National League winners of the Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball said on Saturday. The award, established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record, recognizes the top offensive performer in each league and is voted on by fans and a panel of Hall of Fame players. The 24-year-old Stanton batted .288 with 31 doubles, 37 home runs, 105 RBIs and 89 runs scored despite missing Miami’s final 17 games due to injury. Retiring commissioner Bud Selig was also presented with an honorary Aaron Award, in recognition of 22 years leading the organisation.

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Stanton feels occasional pain when he chews food, but otherwise he can feel himself healing. He believes he’ll wear a face guard when he bats.

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By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected as American League and National League winners of the Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball said on Saturday. The award, established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record, recognizes the top offensive performer in each league and is voted on by fans and a panel of Hall of Fame players. The 24-year-old Stanton batted . …

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Despite the World Series scene shifting to San Francisco on Friday, the now famous Marlins Man, aka Laurence Leavy, was seated front and almost center for Game 3 at AT&T Park. Leavy was a little more difficult to spot as his bright orange Miami Marlins jacket and Marlins visor blended in with the San Francisco Giants orange being worn by fans around him. Still, once he was spotted, that’s where our attention went as we once again pondered how he was able to land those second row seats. At least those were our thoughts in the early innings. As we panned those same seats in the eighth inning, we noticed that Marlins Man was missing from his spot, but another familiar had taken his place. As we quickly figured out, that was Steven Powell of the U.S. Navy, who just moments earlier performed a stirring rendition of “God Bless America” despite audio issues at AT&T Park. It was no accident that Powell ended up in that exact seat, of course. It was Leavy’s to start, but he happily gave it up so Powell could enjoy the final two innings from behind home plate.  We had a GREAT TIME ladt night. Thats what life is about. And…. paying it forward every single day pic.twitter.com/yyC0TS4zB0 — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) October 25, 2014 No. Giants not make me move. Gave up my First Class VIP seat to soldier. Do it all the time on planes. I am grateful for their service — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) October 25, 2014 A first class gesture by a first class seat holder.

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Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy’s orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. The Royals’ reaction to Leavy became a subject of debate Friday. He thinks you’re distracting the fans,”’ Leavy said.

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Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy’s orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner’s suite, but Leavy declined. He thinks you’re distracting the fans,”’ Leavy said Friday.

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The random Miami Marlins fan is back, with the best seat in the house. pic.twitter.com/vfTr4DjmQ0 — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) October 22, 2014 The World Series returned to Kansas City on Tuesday night for the first time in 29 years and sitting right behind home plate, in an otherwise sea of blue, was a guy wearing a bright orange Miami Marlins jacket and a Marlins visor he sometimes turned to the side. Lots of people watching at home had the same reaction: Who the heck is that guy and why is he wearing Marlins gear? Fair questions. Believe it or not, he’s a somewhat famous traveling fan and the Marlins gear is basically his uniform. His name is Laurence Leavy and it looks like he has a pretty sweet life. He was recently at the ALCS. He was at the World Series two years ago . He was at the NBA Finals last year. During Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, so many people were talking about Leavy that it  made the Marlins a trending topic on Twitter and he spawned a parody Twitter account — @WSVisorGuy . Leavy actually has a real Twitter account. He’s @Marlins_Man , and he documents many of his travels there. He always wears the same gear so people know it’s him. He’s posted pics with Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Cabrera in addition to shots of himself being spotted by TV cameras. I am not that fat. Wearing 3 layers of clothes pic.twitter.com/WnHvUMwvej — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) October 17, 2014 TV found me again pic.twitter.com/EnIIG4Sf7Z — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) June 13, 2014 World Series ends. I am in orange pic.twitter.com/oMT8pRof — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) October 29, 2012 At the 2012 World Series, Amy K. Nelson tracked down Leavy and wrote about him at SB Nation . He told Nelson he is a Marlins fan first, one of the originals, in fact, but he’ll travel for big baseball games: “I’m a season ticket holder,” he said in 2012. “I was in New York for the Yankees games [for the ALCS]. I was all over. I just love baseball. I wear the same thing, everywhere I go.” To prove his Marlins fandom, Leavy had a Marlins car custom made this year.  pic.twitter.com/rMGZiJ67Hb — Marlins Man (@Marlins_Man) June 1, 2014 Might not be everybody’s style, but you can’t fault his loyalty. Your natural inclination when you first saw the Marlins fan behind home plate during Game 1 of the World Series might have been to laugh at him. But if you’re a sports fan, now that you know his story, don’t you wish you were him? More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

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The suggested going rate for a tip at a restaurant is about 15 percent, but it appears Katelyn Davis, wife of Royals pitcher Wade Davis, was feeling a little more generous than that. After she and a few other players’ wives finished a pre-game meal at a suburban Kansas City restaurant, she left a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series for their server. Pretty generous move, huh? The average price for a Game 1 ticket was about $955, but let’s be honest, to a fan dying to be there, that’s as close to priceless as a ticket can get. [Photos: Best of World Series Game 1 - Giants at Royals ] And if you tuned in to Game 1 of the World Series, you undoubtedly spotted a dude in bright orange sitting in the front row behind home plate and wondered who he was and what he was doing there. Turns out he’s a lawyer named Laurence Leavy from Miami , and he’s got a claim to the title of the Marlins’ biggest fan. Why was he there? He goes to every big sporting event he can, especially if it’s a baseball game. Mystery solved. Finally, there’s a new member of the public movement to reinstate Georgia running back Todd Gurley after his autograph controversy, and it’s none other than Gurley himself. He was spotted wearing a ‘Free Gurley’ T-shirt in Athens on the eve of Georgia announcing it plans to file reinstatement papers with the NCAA. Good news for Gurley. – - – - – - – The Yahoo Sports Mad Dash is a roundup of the morning’s trending stories from across the sports landscape. Check it out every day to see what’s buzzing.

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