Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/21/16
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Gopherballs
1:19
If a player became a voting BBWAA member, would they be allowed to vote regarding their admission to the HOF? Seems like a big conflict of interest.
Dan Szymborski
1:19
It's extremely unlikely to happen.
Because you have to be in the BBWAA for 10 years
And you're not going to get in when you just start writing
1:20
A player who retires at 40 would probably have to work *full-time* as a writer for 15 years before they get their vote
CamdenWarehouse
1:20
Is Pat Jordan in the BBWAA?
Dan Szymborski
1:20
Nto on the badget list
Fat Kenny G
1:20
Still waiting on a real answer to my turkey question. There's outrage over a team mascot yet the actual people the mascot represents are being basically ignored. Plus the turkeys are practically slaves their entire live yet you'll eat one because you want to continue a tradition of being thankful for being able to mass murder other animals for your pleasure?
Dan Szymborski
1:21
I'm not getting into political-type Qx
Beavis
1:21
I hate numbers, there's like too many of them and stuff
Joe
1:21
what do you expect from pablo sandoval next year
Dan Szymborski
1:21
Not much.
Milo Yearningforabbcinanus
1:21
What do you think of twitter suspending a bunch of alt-right accounts that weren't harassing anybody and the UK shutting down a speech by Milo? I don't agree with them, but shutting them up that way bothers me a lot more.
Dan Szymborski
1:21
Honestly I'm uneasy with this sort of thing. You fight liars with truth and assholes with indifference.
1:22
Blocking people for awful opinions rather than when their *conduct* demands it is something that makes me uncomfortable.
1:23
Especially when the rules for awful, nasty opinions they block seem to be fairly arbitrary
1:24
Do you gu ys have to get into political t ype Qs?
Slew
1:24
Furthest you’ve traveled specifically for food?
Dan Szymborski
1:24
Not far, it's usually secondary
Chuncey Wiggins
1:24
Would you eat an entire canister of cheese-wiz to stop getting Markakis questions?
Dan Szymborski
1:24
I think so
Matt
1:26
Did you know that there are the same amount of numbers in between 1 and 2 as there are between 1.1 and 1.9?
Dan Szymborski
1:26
There are actually degrees of infinity. If we're getting into set theory, we're going above my pay grade
romorr
1:26
Would you allow Bundy to throw the cutter, or just forego that pitch ever being a part of his arsenal?
Dan Szymborski
1:26
Former.
smaliga24
1:26
I forgot fWAR and bWAR were the only stats that matter. I'm claiming Arenado should be in the top 3 over Seager. You can't just throw two numbers out and call that YOUR case. I think you need to make a case too.
Dan Szymborski
1:26
That's the default case - you have to demonstrate why numbers are wrong.
Zihuatenejo
1:27
Then how does one fight a lying asshole?
Dan Szymborski
1:27
Depends.,
Going back, *you're* the one saying we should ignore performance metrics. State a case or bugger off.
dbet
1:27
Szymbo Slice! How are you doing my friend?
Dan Szymborski
1:27
Fine and dandy
CamdenWarehouse
1:27
Any chance you'll host a Baltimore Fangraphs meetup next year?
Dan Szymborski
1:28
I'm not really an organizing t yep
Slew
1:28
Rank the superheroes: Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Iron Man, Reid Fleming
Dan Szymborski
1:28
1. Drake LaRoche
1:29
2. All other superheroes except for
Last place - superheroes in dentist comics about dental hygeine
hygiene
StackedDeck
1:29
Can the Dbacks move Tomás this offseason or are they stuck with that contract?
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