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PicklePod Ep 52: The 33yo Hedge Fund Manager Pulling the Strings in Pickleball

by The Dink Media Team on

Owner of the SoCal Hard Eights, Tim Parks, joins the PicklePod. Tim’s insights into MLP financials, sports betting and building a sports league are shaping the way the game is played. Tim is willing to debate anyone on the merits of rally scoring and brings a unique take to the conventional wisdom of MLP draft strategy. Quite possibly the best episode yet.

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Show Notes:

0:00 The 'no due diligence' era

4:50 Always wanted to be a GM

8:30 The best podcast in pickleball

15:25 The billion dollar businesses surrounding pickleball

22:10 Tim invests in The Dink

26:07 How MLP can build a moat

33:32 Let’s talk about gambling

42:32 Extranalities and the Paragon of virtue

48:30 Tim’s first pro pickleball experience

56:33 The cold war between PPA and MLP

1:07:43 Dispelling the myths about rally scoring

1:17:04 The Monte Carlo simulation

1:21:34 Convince me to add the shot clock

1:24:23 Coach Anna Bright allowed on court

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