It’s not the $51 million!

Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka said yesterday he was “relieved” to hear the Boston Red Sox had won the bidding battle to negotiate with a US$51.1 million offer for him to play in the major leagues.

The $51 million may seem the reason for his “relief.” But I know the real cause for relief is that Su-san, my brother in-law, won’t have to go very far to see him play.None of the newspaper articles seem to pick up on this obvious fact. They keep fixating on the exorbitant sum of money.

I wonder if he’s philanthropic…

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Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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