Live Chat With MLB/KBO Pitcher Dan Straily
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Tim Dierkes
9:47
We're very excited today to bring you a live chat with MLB/KBO starting pitcher Dan Straily.  Follow @danstraily67 and @thejourneymanpod on Twitter, and listen to Dan's podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-journeyman-podcast/id1513817...
Dan Straily
10:02
Welcome to the chat everyone! happy to be here and answer as many questions as we have time for. MLB, MILB, Kbo!
Henry
10:05
Hey Dan! What was your favorite pitching moment in the MLB! Thanks!
Dan Straily
10:05
2013 starting a playoff game!
Jon Becker
10:06
Hi Dan! What was the motivating factor(s) for staying in the KBO when you (reportedly) had MLB opportunities last offseason?
Dan Straily
10:06
we didnt know what the season was going to look like with covid and Lotte came in with a really strong offer.
TheGingerbreadMan
10:07
Favorite Korean food? Or the most memorable one?
Dan Straily
10:08
Korean fried chicken most memorable. and beef BBQ was my favorite
Three Finger Brown
10:08
Hi Dan! From an analytic perspective, what organization was most advanced, and which organization had the largest opportunity to improve?
Dan Straily
10:09
my stop in 2015 Houston is where I really started to see advanced data come into play from a developmental side of things.
RedsFan
10:09
Did you enjoy your time with the reds?
Dan Straily
10:10
I loved my time with the reds. loved everything about that place!
Billy beane
10:10
Hey Dan! As I’m sure you’re aware, we may not have a team to field in Oakland in the not too distant future. Do you look back fondly in your time with the green and gold?
Dan Straily
10:11
Green and Gold has a special place in my heart forever. anyone who has ever had the pleasure of playing for Oakland understands what that place is all about and how passionate the fans are!
Samuel
10:11
Hi Dan! What was your favorite moment with the Lotte Giants of KBO?
Dan Straily
10:11
Watching Lee Dae Ho catch in a save situation
Bryce
10:12
Who was your first MLB strikeout against?
Dan Straily
10:13
Brett Lawrie, First batter I faced in MLB and it was a 13 pitch at bat I believe
Blake
10:13
Big fan when you came up with the A's. Now that you're a free agent are you more just looking for the perfect fit, or are you looking at playoff teams? A's will probably be rebuilding and could use you.
Dan Straily
10:14
Perfect Fit, when I was a rookie I was told by Jonny Gomes when the time comes for you to choose your team go where you feel wanted not tolerated
Three Finger Brown
10:15
Hello, as you reflect on your career, have there been times where you pitched not 100%?  What is the thought process that you go through as a professional athlete from and injury perspective?  Thank you!
Dan Straily
10:16
there have been many times where I have taken the ball not 100% but that is all part of being durable. Big difference between not 100% and being injured.
Thierry
10:16
What were some of the first impressions that you remember when you first landed on Korea?
Dan Straily
10:18
All the tall buildings that looked the same. and some shock at how many signs were in English.
Dark
10:18
Thanks for coming to chat with us today Dan. So you've been traded, claimed off waivers, released, and played for several teams both in the US as well as in Korea. How hard is it to deal with all these changes? Does it get easier over time?
Dan Straily
10:19
It does get easier. every time you are moved on or off a roster there is a big emotion tied to that but over time you just realize that its all part of the process and just have to keep working
RichD
10:19
What is the one thing you want the fans to know about the grind to becoming a big league player?  What is the biggest thing you think they are missing about the process?
Dan Straily
10:20
Go check out my podcast. A lot of this is talked about
Michael Fisher
10:20
After spending two years in the KBO, what would you say is the most significant difference between pitching in that league and pitching in MLB?
Dan Straily
10:21
we had back to back 10 month seasons because of covid the first year and Olympics the second. so my experience is just that the KBO season is so much longer yet they play fewer games.
Cleveland baseball fan
10:22
Hey Dan! What was the coolest stadium you ever pitched in?
Dan Straily
10:23
I am a big fan of Coors field. such a beautiful place to play baseball. but honestly each MLB stadium has something so special or unique that they are all awesome to play at.
Guest
10:23
toughest hitter you faced in your career?
Dan Straily
10:23
Trout.
Craig
10:23
Hey Dan if Nick Martinez gets that deal done for the money that is being reported, what is Dan Straily worth on the FA market ?
Dan Straily
10:24
great question for my agent.
hi
10:24
When do you think the lockout ends
Dan Straily
10:24
hopefully sooner than later. we all can agree that we love baseball and the hot stove is part of it!
Erik
10:24
Have you noticed anything in common about the foreign players who succeed vs. fail in Korea? Is it all off-field stuff (adaptability/open-mindedness) that fans can't see, or have you picked up on anything else?
Dan Straily
10:25
I think it is the same as any other stop. when you believe in yourself as an athlete and trust your abilities you are the best version of yourself on the field.
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