Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/25/16
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Guest
12:59
What is your nickname?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Zim
Or the Digital Dandy
mtsw
1:00
Was listening to the Michael Schur/Joe Posnanski podcast where they were ruminating on the obscurity of Fred McGriff's nickname. What percentage of current 25-39 year olds can still recite the McGruff Crime Dog jingle?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
We still use the term "OK" without knowing its origin
1:01
I mean I know the theories, but most people are unaware of the disputed etymology
Kylo Ren
1:02
Is it just me or do the Nats look completely underwhelming.
Dan Szymborski
1:02
The offense is.
The Original Greaser Bob
1:02
How do you feel about Vegas giving the Giants 6/1 odds to win the WS in 2016? Even year BS, right?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Yup.
mtsw
1:02
I feel like people would start to get suspicious after the 150ish or so Cespedes lottery win. Your scenario is invalid.
Dan Szymborski
1:03
OK, LIGHTNING ROUND TIME
Good lord you guys pre-asked a lot of off-topics.
1:04
The rules of the Lightning Roudn are simple: I have to answer any question, so long as it's off-topic and with the exception of a few kinds I can refuse to answer (very personal things, work-related things I can't talk about).
And the round continues until I either catch up or I get bored.
GO.
Zack
1:04
How do you sleep at night
Dan Szymborski
1:04
On my side with a hand under the pillow.
Famous Mortimer
1:04
If you were a superhero, I reckon your name would be "The Symbol". You could argue with the rest of your super-team about wanting to put the Z in there. No need to thank me for this idea.
Dan Szymborski
1:04
There would have to be the Szymbol.
1:05
And anything I say of that type would have to have a Z. Szimulations.
Skarp Hedin
1:05
How does a libertarian of the Szym school avoid fetishizing the human decision making capacity?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
I have no faith in human decision making. I believe we have to right to make bad, horrible personal choices.
GSon
1:05
With the popularity of snowboards.. have you ever considered going pro at Snow-Board Bumper skiing?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Is that a thing?
Bloopie
1:05
What is Settlers of Catan?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
A board game.
mtsw
1:06
Think competitive Hearthstone will be hurt by having fewer opportunities for players to pick up sponsorships?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
If think there will be plenty of opportunities for sponsorships.
Hearthstone
1:06
To what degree is secret paladin still a problem?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
It's a problem in that's it's such an annoying deck to play against. It's not like crazy-strong. Just annoying as hell.
Joe
1:06
B.O.B is on twitter presenting "evidence" for a flat-earth. Dumber or Smarter than Jose Canseco?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Flat-earth is way dumber than pretyt much anything.
And Jose did teach me a lesson about lemons.
mtsw
1:07
Are the troubles US-owned game companies have had in the Chinese market (Blizzard and Valve specifically) compared to Chinese-owned Riot a good example of what Donald J Trump is talking about re: trade protectionism? As much as it pains me to say it but I think Trump has a decent point in terms of how tough it still is for US-owned companies to do business in China.
Dan Szymborski
1:07
I don't believe in trade wars.
Hearthstone
1:07
Do you have any other hearthstone articles planned for ESPN?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Yes
Derek
1:07
Lightning Round! If presidential races were by people nominating anyone they want, who would you pick to be president?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Someone in a persistent vegetative state.
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