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BYOBYB: Friday Open Thread

I don't know about you guys, but between arbitration decisions, free agent defections, and picking fights with the traditional media, it's felt like kind of a long week around here. So let's end with some BYOBYB. If you're new to these parts (and if so, please introduce yourself), this is the open thread where you can post whatever's on your mind.

If you want to talk Tigers, baseball in general with the impending Winter Meetings, or something off-topic like movies, holiday gifts, or a funny story to tell, this is the place to discuss it.

Just to get the ball moving around the horn, here are some possible topics to discuss:

  • Fanhouse's Ed Price mentioned that the Tigers talked to the Arizona Diamondbacks about Edwin Jackson, and Max Scherzer would've been part of the package coming to Detroit in return. Is that something you would've been interested in? (Thanks to Corey for sending an e-mail about this.)
  • Are you a fan of Christmas music or not? I myself am not (radio stations that begin playing it the day after Halloween are vile), though I do enjoy hearing "Jingle Bell Rock" at least once before Christmas. And I need to hear Bruce Springsteen's version of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town."
  • Have we overdone it with the Placido Polanco stuff now? Was the picture of him in a Phillies uniform going too far?
  • Might you be interested in getting together with a few of your fellow BYBers the day after Christmas? If so, let yourself be known.
  • Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Are you one of those who likes to push it as close to Christmas Eve as possible? Or are you already done?

Those are merely suggestions. You're free to bring up whatever you'd like. This open thread now belongs to you, people. Enjoy your weekend!