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by psu_dad
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: College: attending, paying for, etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2646

Re: College: attending, paying for, etc.

My son visited several places of various sizes and decided that he wanted to go to a ginormous state college. Penn State and Maryland ended up 1 and 2 on the list, respectively. I thought the isolation of State College was going to dissuade him, but Penn State assumed the #1 ranking after his overni...
by psu_dad
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: College: attending, paying for, etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2646

Re: College: attending, paying for, etc.

That's about 15 minutes from where my son lives.
by psu_dad
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 250
Views: 20602

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

Some how it's become a quasi American ethos that the rich are entitled to become richer off all our backs and it's not "fair" to tax them or expect them to share more of the wealth. I'm not sure what that has to do with the baseball situation. Just the opposite. In terms of ownership shar...
by psu_dad
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 250
Views: 20602

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

I actually don't have a major problem with them going on strike if it comes to that. They have the right to collectively bargain for the best deal they can get. Fine. Just STFU about it . No one wants to hear multi-millionaires whine about money. Let the lawyers who run your union make any public st...
by psu_dad
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 250
Views: 20602

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

the players may decide to strike over it

Somehow the thought of baseball players showing up in Porsches to picket while wearing Rolexes doesn't evoke images of the.Coal Strike of 1902. But we should probably put the National Guard on notice just in case.
by psu_dad
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 250
Views: 20602

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

What about that cake? Did you save me a piece?
by psu_dad
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1810
Views: 210209

Re: Random Thoughts Again

The US is a giant rectangle with it's major population centers located randomly within the rectangle. geographically rail could work regionally (California is kind of a reverse Japan) and on the East Coast rail could be effective between Boston to DC but a national system that would replace air tra...
by psu_dad
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 250
Views: 20602

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

The idea that teams that the revenue sharing and TV contracts make crappy teams profitable without even having to care about fielding a winning team is a real problem. I agree. There probably should be a minimum team payroll in baseball. In the unlikely event that a team loses money, then MLB could...
by psu_dad
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 250
Views: 20602

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

They talk about the owners proven history of colluding, how the media tends to take the side of ownership, and how the owners are making a lot more money and the players are making less ... A few points: (1) One year isn't a trend. Yes, in 2018 total MLB payroll was down 0.7% from the previous year...
by psu_dad
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 250
Views: 20602

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

Maybe Verlander can stop whining now.