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by psu_dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1676
Views: 180476

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Consumer Reports magazine recently did a bit on the razors sold by the new "shave clubs" that sell direct to customers. They weren't crazy about Dollar Shave Club's product, but they liked Harry's. I may give them a look-see. And while we're on the subject, why did a company as successful ...
by psu_dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 154
Views: 12659

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

FWIW, I wasn't trying to imply Betts got screwed. I was suggesting that had he been required to play for the MLB minimum for 6 years , that would have been a screw-job. That's why I have no problem with arbitration in years 4-6. Betts played for peanuts for 3 years, But in 2018 (his first arbitratio...
by psu_dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 154
Views: 12659

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

Given the investment a team makes in a player's development, I don't think having control of the player at the MLB level for 6 years is outrageous. I also don't think someone like Mookie Betts should have to play for peanuts for 6 years when he's already one of the best players in MLB. I think the c...
by psu_dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 154
Views: 12659

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

That was negotiated between MLB and the Player's Association. Each sport is different because each sport has it's own Player's Association and its own negotiated agreement with the owners of their league. Basically, a MLB team controls their young players for 6 full major league seasons before they ...
by psu_dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: These are a few more of my favorite peeves
Replies: 321
Views: 53940

Re: These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Not on a business trip. And I still have my bathrobe on.

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by psu_dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 154
Views: 12659

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

From 1965-1975 the Yankees were mired in mediocrity. They averaged about 80 wins a year and made no post-season appearances. Glorious times. The Golden Era of baseball.

< getting a little verklempt >
by psu_dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 154
Views: 12659

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

I remember him as a kid. Pretty good pitcher, but he spent most of his career in that period from the mid-60s to the mid-70s when the Yankees sucked. I vaguely remember him in the WS as a young pitcher ... perhaps his rookie season? (63? 64?) ... and I don't believe he ever got near a WS again.
by psu_dad
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 NFL Season
Replies: 461
Views: 49679

Re: 2018 NFL Season

He didn't do that because he's an Eagles fan. He did it because he's an a-hole. My son's in-laws are Eagles fans. They're fine. The Houston Astros have a large number of fans who are goobers. But they aren't goobers because they're Astros fans. They just happen to be both Astros fans and goobers, in...
by psu_dad
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1676
Views: 180476

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I'm not arguing Gillette's motives. I just don't understand the appeal of the campaign.
by psu_dad
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1676
Views: 180476

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I admit that "marketing" is a confusing concept to people from my planet, but how does Gillette figure this lame-ass virtue-signaling campaign is going to increase revenue?