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by psu_dad
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 160
Views: 13264

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

Baseball is fine for now. The short-term numbers are solid. The long-term trends are not. Baseball has the oldest viewers of the major sports. According to Nielsen ratings. the average age of baseball viewers is 53. And that's fine for now, because a lot of those people have money. But that average ...
by psu_dad
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread
Replies: 160
Views: 13264

Re: 2018 Baseball OffseasonThread

MLB attendance peaked about 12 years ago at around 80M (about 32K per game). It's probably not a coincident that the Baby Boomers were at their peak earning years around then. But now the Boomers are retiring and attendance has been slowly but steadily decreasing (69.5M in 2018). I think it's probab...
by psu_dad
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1685
Views: 183698

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Maybe they should bring back this ad campaign. The copy is hard to read. Allow me.

If you want to boink your hot secretary, use Gillette razor blades!
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by psu_dad
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1685
Views: 183698

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I think the problem is that you've been a stooge of the male-oppressor class for so long that you're oblivious to your toxic masculinity.

PS - That commercial already has 17M views on Youtube. Someone at Gillette is either an idiot or a genius.
by psu_dad
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1685
Views: 183698

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I don't take it as it's aimed at me.

Then you completely missed the point. It was aimed directly at you.
by psu_dad
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1685
Views: 183698

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I never thought it applied to me and I didn't give it a whole lot of thought.

Whether or not you gave it a lot of thought, rest assured it was aimed directly at you.
by psu_dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:06 pm
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Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1685
Views: 183698

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: 160
Views: 13264

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: 160
Views: 13264

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: 160
Views: 13264

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 ...