A few weeks ago it was announced that the Houston mattress king, Jim McIngvale, bet $3.5 million dollars on the Houston Astros to win the world series of baseball. Should he lose, he would be out that amount of money. Should he win, he would win $11 million but he would give millions in giveaways at his store. The baseball gods were not kind to Mr. McIngvale. In an improbable series where the home team lost every game, the Washington Nationals brought back the World Series championship to DC for the first time in 95 years. The mattress king had lost a fortune.