Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/13/16
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976
1:07
Why haven't you read Patrick Rothfuss yet?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
I already need to live to be 300 to catch up on all the things I currently wish to do.
Scott
1:08
Online Writing question: I recently began writing a few things for a website. The site made it clear that they were looking for content but were not offering a paid position. I don't mind since it's a chance to muse about baseball and there are no strict requirements. I'm just curious if that is standard practice or if this particular place is being shady? Do people often start as unpaid contributors and work their way up to a paid position?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
It's fairly standard practice unless you're starting wiht a real business.
The sad truth is that there are more people who want to make a living writing then there are opportunities to make a living writing.
Guest
1:08
i know you not a console guy, but do you think the plan is to release a console every 2 yrs to keep up with pc gaming?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I think we'll continue to see upgraded consoles like the PS/XBox ones.
I'm historically a PC guy, but just not at this moment.
Kerry
1:09
Dan, do you even play any Imagine Sports classic teams (internet version, not DMB disc version)?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I have not.
Jeb
1:09
Which class is best for Yogg decks?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Mage. Tempo Mage is already a powerful Mage archetype.
Jeb
1:09
What is the ZiPS Dave Matthews Band disk? Is that the one with What Would You Say on it?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Heh.
War2d2
1:09
No question, but I wanted to let you know that I had a dream last night that you posted a bunch of pictures to Twitter of your highly inappropriate tattoos.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD SZYMBORSKI
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Sweet.
But I have no tattoos.
1:10
But don't feel bad, baseball writers get into my dreams too.
Let me see my most recent ones in my log (hold on a sec)
"
I was playing golf with Ezra Pound and he started getting very angry that we didn't stop for lunch after the 9th hole and I insistently told him that it was an 8:00 tee time and it would make more sense to get lunch after we finished but he threw a giant temper tantrum so we went to the clubhouse for sandwiches and they had a sandwich named after David Wiers and David Wiers was in the clubhouse too but he didn't want to order his sandwich because it had horseradish on it and I asked why a sandwich named after him had stuff on it he didn't like and he didn't say anything because he got in a fistfight with Ezra. I didn't see who won because I went back onto the course because I left my car keys next to one of the ball washers."
1:11
"Aaron Gleeman and I started up a company that traded paprika over the high seas using 17th century sailing ships but my mom tried to tell us that paprika was easily obtainable at a grocery store and nobody would pay top dollar for paprika. But she was wrong as we became the official paprika supplier for the NFL."
"I was arguing with Tom Boswell about the Nats. I was arguing that Cristian Guzman should be playing over either Pete Kozma or Royce Clayton Boswell owned the te
am) or should be getting full-timme play in Memphis because Guzman needed the ABs . Boswell told me that Jeff Torborg says Guzman's getting enough ABs as a backup."
1:12
"Kevin Goldstein was playing the music from Theme Hospital on an electric guitar."
The Decadent Moose
1:12
You watching any footie, either the Americas or EUFA?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Nope
Jeb
1:12
Which class/type did you play with, Deckard? Are you still playing?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Barbarian, but I haven't played Diablo 2 in years.
1:13
I understand SMASHING THINGS
976
1:13
You ever hear from Kiley? How's he doing?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
I don't really know Kiley all that well.
hscer
1:13
Thoughts on SMOD's 2016 campaign?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
A big fan this time around.
Bork
1:13
Anything at E3 get your jimmies going?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
Haven't watched yet.
I usually see the stuff afterwards
Jack C.
1:13
White Sox make the playoffs?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
The odds have gone down a lot.
War2d2
1:13
According to the Washington Post story I just read, the all time run differential record is the '39 Yankees with +411. The Cubs are on pace for +496.
Matt
1:13
Dan - if you travel to the Midwest, it's only noon. Boom. Time travel achieved.
Tony
1:14
Stone Cold or Goldberg- More entertaining?
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