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Mr. Bigglesworth

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  • Birthday 11/06/1973

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  1. So I decided to pop in for a moment and see what was shaking at my old haunt, and I read a lot of expressed disappointment about the Tigers not signing Kim, and I think the disappointment in Avila/Ilitch is misplaced in this instance. I'll preface this by saying I know nothing about Kim other than he is Korean and I know little to nothing about Korean life / culture. I however, do know something about living in Japan, and my wife coincidentally covers primarily Japanese baseball players in MLB. Japanese players want to play on the west coast for endorsement reasons and I suspect it is the same in Korea. East coast games air live in Japan (and Korea) at 6 AM, west coast games air at 9 AM. Relatively few wake up at 6 AM to watch baseball, and if they do, it is for the Yankees. 9 AM, however, is prime time for MLB in Japan. Kids, house wives, retirees, dudes with days off all watch 9 AM games and know/support west coast teams. Have done so for years, to the point many young adults have followed a (west coast) team since their childhood and are lifelong fans of the Mariners or the Dodgers or whatever. Young Japanese star players (such as Otani) that come over to MLB can make as much, or more, money in endorsements in Japan than paid salary. Those who endorse said players want them playing at 9 AM as much as possible to reach as many fans as possible (with the Yankees being the exception). I suspect it is the same for Kim / Korean players. The Tigers will likely never sign a young star from Korea or Japan and that has nothing to do with Al Avila or Chris Ilitch. It has to do with something like 80% of their games are played at 6 AM, 6 AM is ****ing early, and the Tigers are not the Yankees. Enjoy the holidays and Happy New Year. Peace out. - Sean
  2. Hi Sean, i want to thank you for your contributions to the forum, I appreciated your posts and the intelligent thought processes that went into them. And the snark.

    Good luck to you, I understand the huge time suck that the forum can be. I went from semi-regular posting fifteen years ago, quickly tiring of that, to infrequent comments. Still enjoyed much of what was posted by others (not named Stan). Thanks, Dan

  3. I basically have decided to retire from the board - just too much of my time was spent on posting and being on the board in general. I am doing really well and I appreciate you were thinking of me. Thank you for that. PMs go to my email, so I can be reached that way should anyone wish to reach me. Best Regards, Sean P.S. I hope one day to be in the position to potentially hire a Rajai
  4. You are right, though I count about 10 more without TX. All in on Texas.
  5. He gets his *** kicked at 410. You don't think winning 410-128 is an *** kicking?
  6. Lions have a better chance of being good.
  7. Taking 410 EC votes vs. 450 will change nothing in terms of politics in America 2021-24, nor will you personally care 2 weeks after the election in the hypothetical whether he got Texas or not. Trump won't even care, and he's the ***hole who lost in the scenario. Yes, I want Texas and there are good reasons to invest in Texas. But Texas is not a priority relative to something like 10 other states by any reasonable or objective calculus. Secure those 10 states first as best as possible and then worry about Texas. You don't (or oughtn't at least) manage campaigns based on emotional wants, wishes or gut feels. And all of this ignores Texas is very unlikely to flip independent of investment and if it does flip, it probably is owing a **** of a lot more to systemic polling error than some 6 week media blitz.
  8. I would imagine they are aware of his contributions and have planned around them accordingly.
  9. Anything spent over planned budget in Texas that would significantly reduce your planned spending in PA/OH/FL/MI/MN/WI/AZ/NV is too much. But I don't know their budget and what they have planned. Maybe they are Daddy Warbucks and can attempt to buy everything. I don't know, though I suspect there are limits to their war chest. If you have excess funds after the more important targets have been adequately addressed and want to put it towards Texas, fine. But Texas has to be the 8th or 10th priority overall or something. Budgeting 101. You work at a bank. I suspect you know this.
  10. Nobody is, or would/should, argue that. Frankly you do that in all states.
  11. So what the **** are we talking about? Complete waste of time.
  12. I never said or suggested they should put no money or time into Texas. I said it isn't a priority, and also said it is much less a priority than PA/OH. You've created a strawman.
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