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Investing with Brad Lidge
2008-10-27 09:53
by Bob Timmermann

As long as your money is in a save situation this year, I'd follow Brad Lidge's advice:


Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Brad Lidge said he's checked in with his financial adviser throughout the Major League Baseball playoffs as the Standard & Poor's 500 Index has dropped 25 percent in October. It's been a topic of conversation in the clubhouses of the Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays as players flip through newspapers and watch television.

``We are paying more attention now than we ever have,'' said Lidge, who has made almost $17 million in his seven-year career. ``Not so closely that it's going to distract us, but we are all aware that maybe we should be moving stuff into real estate right now.''

Later on in the story:

Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon, 54, majored in economics at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and has posted quotes from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan around the Rays clubhouse.

Perhaps something along the lines of: “Those of us who have looked to the quality of our three and four hitters to produce runs, myself especially, are in a state of shock and disbelief,” he told the committee.

2008-10-27 12:12:07
1.   Gagne55
I wonder if the state of the economy is going to impact baseball's hyperinflation
2008-10-27 13:31:55
2.   Sam PHL
So is Manny's asking price lower now that the price of gas is going down?
2008-10-27 15:08:59
3.   mehmattski
As Lidge finished speaking, Albert Pujols crushed Lidge's portfolio 450 feet over the left-center field fence...
2008-10-27 15:48:44
4.   ToyCannon
Basketball season ticket renewals were down across the league. Maybe McCourt was a head of the game and that is why he made the offer of 2009 season tickets at 2008 prices if you renewed in Sept.
2008-10-27 17:32:27
5.   Gen3Blue
Fox hasn't done it yet. I mean get a game going closer to 8 than 9 ET.
2008-10-27 17:34:17
6.   Gen3Blue
The Rays seem to do their best to make sure Hamels doesn't get any extra warm up pitches.
2008-10-27 17:44:54
7.   Gen3Blue
The Rays are supposed to be a good offensive team. I heard someone at Toaster somewhere say while the Phillies had an adequate NL offense, it couldn't compare to the Rays.
Anywho, how can someone say Loney's offense is not enough at first base, when Pena has only had one real good year, and at a much more advanced age than Loney has reached?

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