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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Plus, I don't think people realize how much MLB made when they sold off their digital production subsidiary. I remember seeing a figure somewhere how much each team gets paid for that sale per year (I forget how many years they get paid). It's in the $100's of million range. Per team!
    I don't think it's as much as I thought it was. Basically, Disney bought BAMTech for around $1.6 billion from MLB. Each team were equal partners in the ownership of BAMTech. So that equates out to about $53 million per team, but it was a one time payment. Some reports say each team actually got $68 million, but that may be due to profits from that year of sale as well (BAMTech reportedly generated around $620 million revenue per year).

    So, just one year, but it still shows other areas where MLB teams make money that many people don't think about. And they are still pulling in the profits from MLB Advanced Media which essentially replaced BAMTech, but only concentrates on MLB's needs, unlike BAMTech which spread out to many other customers. Thus, the reason Disney bought them. Plus, MLB Advanced Media owns Stadium and Tickets.com along with 15% of BAMTech.
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    I grew up within 12 miles of that stadium. To be fair, that area (Nassau County, NY) is ground zero for the most loathsome people on the planet. A planet that includes Marin County and wherever Dump is from.
    Forest Hills is in Queens. Or are you referring to where you grew up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Forest Hills is in Queens. Or are you referring to where you grew up?
    You're right, it is in Queens. I think of the white part of Queens as Manhasset. Queens I think of the Mets. Or Hollis.

    I grew up in Suffolk, which you can tell because I don't live in a McMansion or mention my Ivy edu-- oh snap never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I grew up in Suffolk, which you can tell because I don't live in a McMansion or mention my Ivy edu-- oh snap never mind.
    Smithtown for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    My cousin once worked the concession stands at the U.S. Open (for tennis, probably back when it was still in Forest Hills) when he was in high school. Mind boggling the stories he told me. Makes you never want to buy food at a concession stand. Then again, talk to a restaurant worker, and you probably won't want to go out to eat anymore...
    If you're a polite customer, you're good. If you're a picky, I wanna talk to the manager, grumpy, a-hole, etc etc..."Waiting" is a documentary. I've never had an issue at a restaurant, even when there was an issue with my meal, because I know how it works on the other side of the counter.

    Something is served, and it's not the way I wanted it? Make it sound like it was a miscommunication on my part, and be polite, and apologize. The server will WANT to take care of you and make sure it's right.

    You make a bunch of changes/adjustments to what is actually on the menu or fault the server (even if it may indeed be their fault), then they will beech at the cooks, and the cooks will let you feel their wrath, because they don't like getting beeched at.

    Edit: FTR, I go out for lunch every Sunday to the same local place (no it's not Old Chicago, for those who know me). I have a beer and a meal. I think I've been charged for about 4 beers since May, because I'm told I'm one of the lowest-maintenance customers (and being a regular does help a little).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    If you're a polite customer, you're good. If you're a picky, I wanna talk to the manager, grumpy, a-hole, etc etc..."Waiting" is a documentary. I've never had an issue at a restaurant, even when there was an issue with my meal, because I know how it works on the other side of the counter.

    Something is served, and it's not the way I wanted it? Make it sound like it was a miscommunication on my part, and be polite, and apologize. The server will WANT to take care of you and make sure it's right.

    You make a bunch of changes/adjustments to what is actually on the menu or fault the server (even if it may indeed be their fault), then they will beech at the cooks, and the cooks will let you feel their wrath, because they don't like getting beeched at.

    Edit: FTR, I go out for lunch every Sunday to the same local place (no it's not Old Chicago, for those who know me). I have a beer and a meal. I think I've been charged for about 4 beers since May, because I'm told I'm one of the lowest-maintenance customers (and being a regular does help a little).
    Pity beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Pity beer.
    Like I order the cheap sh* that you guys drink.
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    Huntington. "Visit our bars!"
    I did. Many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    I did. Many times.
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    back to mlb...

    the yankess have committed more $$ to cole (324mm) than the pirates as an organization have to all their fa signings over the past 25yrs (299.5mm).

    and that, mookie's freinds, is the issue. cheaparse owners are ruining the game for some. not the players and not overspending.
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    I love the show "Baseball Seasons" in MLB Network. You get lost memories about players and other fun gems.

    Like the Tigers trading a prospect named John Smoltz for Doyle Alexander for the stretch run in 87.

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    So the Rangers' new park caught fire yesterday.

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    Reported:

    Kluber traded to the Rangers.
    Bumgarner to the D Backs for 5 yrs/$85mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    So the Rangers' new park caught fire yesterday.
    What was wrong with their other one? I didn’t think it was that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    What was wrong with their other one? I didnít think it was that old.
    No roof. This one will have a retractable roof. Probably not a reason to build a completely new stadium.

    The old one is allegedly going to be retrofitted for the Dallas Renegades, the XFL team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    No roof. This one will have a retractable roof. Probably not a reason to build a completely new stadium.

    The old one is allegedly going to be retrofitted for the Dallas Renegades, the XFL team.
    FC Dallasí minor league team is also going play there.

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    We picked Porcello up. Does he have anything left or is he ready for the glue factory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    No roof. This one will have a retractable roof. Probably not a reason to build a completely new stadium.
    Apparently it did not occur to them that it can get hot in Texas, and air conditioning might be a good idea. Who knew???

    When you schedule your game times around the sun, it might be a good idea to dole out the extra dough for air conditioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    We picked Porcello up. Does he have anything left or is he ready for the glue factory?
    I think that's a good pick up. He won't have to be "the guy," or even the second or maybe third guy.
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