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Chris Ilitch On A Few Topics

03/01/2020 at 7:03am EST

from Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press,

Detroit Tigers president and CEO Christopher Ilitch visited the team Friday at its spring training facility and sat down for a 27-minute interview with reporters. Ilitch covered a wide array of topics. Here are some of the highlights from that interview:

How does criticism of your teams and various businesses affect you?

“I like to say I try to stay aware of everything that’s out there. But at the end of the day, I’m exceptionally focused on the task at hand. I think that’s another big part of success in what we’re doing by whatever commentary may be out there. I try to stay very focused on what we need to do. And I know what we're doing is the right thing and we just keep getting after it....

Anything new on the TV front and possibly launching your own regional sports network?

“We’ve had a great relationship with Fox Sports for many years and we enjoy a good relationship with Sinclair (Broadcast Group) now. I think, as you know, we are exploring the merits of a new network and the benefits that could offer to our team and to the community and to our fans. And so we’re still studying that....

more on each of the above questions...

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