Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/31/17
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Blue Morpho
3:02
Do you write in cursive?
Dan Szymborski
3:02
Just my signature.
It's like I write much of anything anymore.
Best Baseball Brawl
3:03
Wouldn't the best baseball fight of all time be a Chris Young and Chris Young vs. Chris Davis and Khris Davis?
Dan Szymborski
3:03
It'd be hard to pronounce.
Glass
3:03
Is David Dahl the most fragile young player in the game?
Dan Szymborski
3:03
He's certainly looking on the risky side. But I don't want to label him too quickly.
Jack
3:04
Why doesn't anybody suggest Colin Kaepernick giving minor league pitching a shot if the NFL is really done with him? He was a much more talented baseball player than another certain ex-NFL QB currently struggling in single-A
Dan Szymborski
3:04
I think he'll latch onto a team over the summer.
hscer
3:04
Ba4/Qe2, that's what the guy who lost to HAL played!
Dan Szymborski
3:04
It's a fairly standard line
I forget the name that line is called.
3:05
I think it was similar to a pitcher but I can't think of it
Mark
3:05
Since you like goofy questions, how much different would baseball be if we called walks BoBs instead of BBs? Thanks for the chat btw
Dan Szymborski
3:05
About the same but would sound funnier. The word bob sounds funny
Padres Fan
3:05
NEVER! Or until the ghost of Tony Gwynn returns.
Danny Salazar's Elbow
3:05
If you were a police officer, were 100% certain of a man's guilt, but could only get him convicted in a court of law by planting evidence, would you do it?
Dan Szymborski
3:05
No
3:06
I'm a lot like my grandfather, sometimes obnoxiously *over* principled.
I remember when my sister broke my calculator from college when she went to college
3:07
It was this sweet one
I told her she could replace it after college when she got a job.
She offered bo buy me a new, top of the line model
But I only wanted a used one since that's what was broken
3:08
And to put the F1-F8 keys wrong (by rows instead of columns) because I had put the buttons back in wrong order once after opening it up and cleaning a coke spill
Frustrated owner
3:08
Have any fangraphs writers even become good friends with players through the job?
Dan Szymborski
3:08
You should ask Eno.
It'd be weird if I tracked friendships.
YKnotDisco?!
3:09
Since you are a sucker for Goofy questions, Is Goofy really a dog? And how come he can talk and Pluto can't?
Dan Szymborski
3:09
Different breed of dog.
Babe Lincoln
3:09
How good is Michael Conforto?
Dan Szymborski
3:09
Very
Babe Lincoln
3:10
Best Conforto nickname suggestion?
Dan Szymborski
3:10
I don't actually have one. And mine are stupid.
Slurm
3:10
While i enjoy and appreciate the guys at Fangraphs doing these chats, I wish there was a way to eliminate questions that the same people ask in every chat each week. It is so boring reading the same questions being asked in every chat. I know, you guys just randomly pick the questions. It's still boring.
Miguel R
3:10
Are you a internet troll?
Dan Szymborski
3:10
I'm a journalist, so to a degree, yes.
Pie
3:10
I haven't played the Ruy Lopez in ages, I've been a fan of how the Italian opening has been going for me
Dan Szymborski
3:11
I find it hard to get beneficial imbalances there.
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