Lieutenant Island Views : Commentary About Finance, Politics and Baseball

Survival Guide for Red Sox Fans in New York City | March 26, 2009

While New York is a truly interesting and dynamic city, the months from April until the end of October can be difficult. Native New Yorkers, with exception of die hard Met fans, can be hard to endure when it comes to baseball. They have yet to learn that in the new millenium the baseball firmament has been reordered. Yankee fans are particularly obnoxious in October, which has been a very cruel and empty month for them this century. Freud would call their nastiness toward Red Sox fans in New York a “wicked bad” case of projection. The good news is that there are multiple places and ways to avoid them and surround yourself with the more cultured, educated and amusing species of New Yorkers know as the Blohards (Benevolent Loyal Order of Honorable Ancient Red Sox Diehahhhhhd Sufferers of NY). The folks can be found at their semi-annual meetings at the Yale Club when our team comes to town as well as some truly extraordinary watering holes around Manhattan. If you are such a cultured, educated and amusing individual, please check out the attached list of “Life Lines” as well as the general site of the Blohards

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Mr Thaler is currently the Managing Partner of Lieutenant Island Partners, an organization providing corporate finance advice and general consulting to corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Mr Thaler retired as Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank Securities in early 2008. His background includes experience as an investment banker, senior manager, business builder, college professor, not for profit board chair and trustee. In his thirty plus years as an investment banker for Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers, he has been involved in numerous significant debt and equity financings, mergers & acquisitions, leverage buyouts, restructurings and cross border transactions. Of particular note, Mr Thaler has been one of the most active participants and strategic advisors to the homebuilding industry. In a period of significant turmoil and losses, he was one of the few active bankers to the industry who did not have either a loss or credit write down. He is currently advising several public builders on strategic matters and is an adjunct professor of finance at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Though he lives in New York, he is a life long Red Sox fan!







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