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16 hours ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

Ilitch kinda did suck, taking it all in, IMO.

It's a mixed bag at a minimum.

I think he always had the best intentions. He gets derided for the Randy Smith tenure but at the time Randy came on board he was a highly touted "GM of the future". It was a gamble and he would have been hailed as a genius had it worked out.

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6 hours ago, Yoda said:

I can't wait til we're saying that about you. 

Actually we already do when we all get together weekly. You haven't been invited to the meetings because you're out of state.

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7 hours ago, Yoda said:

I can't wait til we're saying that about you. 

You'll have to outlive me.  

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I think Mr. Ilitch's flaws were that he was loyal to a fault and not always the best judge of front office talent.  McHale/Smith were a disaster.  

He probably tried to run it more like a business in the 90's, and was unsuccessful at that.  As he got older, and his health declined, he threw that out and wanted to spend to produce a winner.  Mistakes were made then, too, (seemingly easily manipulated by Scott Boras) but his heart was in the right place and he helped make for a very exciting and fun handful of years.

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7 minutes ago, Tenacious D said:

I think Mr. Ilitch's flaws were that he was loyal to a fault and not always the best judge of front office talent.  McHale/Smith were a disaster.

McHale had two jobs: wear a ridiculous bow tie and get a new stadium. He succeeded at both.

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