FanGraphs Opening Day Chat

We’re a week one day away from Opening Day (yes, I know there’s a night game on Sunday, but no one cares about those two teams), and here at FanGraphs, we’ve decided to kick off the season in style. We’re going to host an all day chat session with various FanGraphs and RotoGraphs authors and, if I may say so, a ridiculously awesome panel of guests. Scheduled to attend (all Eastern times):

Will Leitch, New York Magazine – 10am
Dan Szymobrski, Baseball Think Factory – 11am
Jonah Keri, Bloomberg Sports – 12pm
Mitchel Lichtman, Inside The Book – 1pm
Pete Abraham, Boston Globe – 2pm
Tim Marchman, Everywhere – 3pm
Dave Studemund, Hardball Times – 4pm
Sky Kalkman, Beyond The Box Score

Plus, a couple others may show up, depending on scheduling. It’s going to be a day full of baseball and conversation, and there won’t be a better place to discuss opening day than right here on the blog.




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Dave is a co-founder of USSMariner.com and contributes to the Wall Street Journal.


22 Responses to “FanGraphs Opening Day Chat”

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  1. Sandy Kazmir says:

    I don’t see Andy Hellicksonstine from Draysbay on there, nor Rich Lederer.

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  2. This should be fun. Any idea what format the chat will take place in? Regardless, I’m excited.

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  3. Omar says:

    I hear Peter Abraham requires one chair for each ass cheek.

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  4. Bronnt says:

    If Joe Morgan isn’t involved, it’s not consistent enough for me.

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  5. H.W. Plainview says:

    There is nothing awesome about Peter Abraham. His EGO/INTEL has been trending the wrong way for some time now.

    Having him anywhere near fangraphs is just wrong. You might as well invite Nomar and Heyman, too.

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    • joser says:

      You seem to be under the impression all of these guys have been invited for their insight rather than, say, comedic potential. “Awesome” covers a lot of territory, and as FJM proved, a lot of awesomeness can emerge from the responses to things that are otherwise far from awesome.

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  6. Rockymountainhigh says:

    Leitch is a hipster dork who professes to love baseball because he thinks it makes him seem deep. His opening day essays on Deadspin have been unreadable.

    Just my two cents.

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  7. Jimbo says:

    Please tell Pete Abraham to keep making Angel Berroa age jokes!! There classic!!!!

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  8. CHAP says:

    There is absolutely nothing “ridiculously awesome” about Peter Abraham. He’s the biggest (in both senses of the word) hack in professional baseball writing and an embarrassment to his profession

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    • Yo Izzle says:

      As far as sports writers go, Abraham is decent. Sure he has his annoying tendencies (who doesn’t?), but at least the guy is open-minded about advanced stats. By that reason alone he is much much better than the Jon Heyman and Murray Chass types out there. Those guys still think that W-L record is the most important individual pitching statistic in existence.

      Plus his Angel Berroa jokes ARE hilarious.

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    • Greg says:

      I find him to be a breath of fresh air in the Boston Globe next to Massarotti and Shaughnessy. I’ll grant you, that’s not saying much.

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  9. mcd410x says:

    A week? How about Monday!

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  10. Harry says:

    Support for Edgar in the HoF is, I hope, a requirement for the guests.

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  11. jackweiland says:

    Seriously though … when is Buzz Bissinger getting here?

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  12. Rodney King says:

    Wow, this is extremely boring. I don’t know what I was expecting…

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  13. Rob Lange says:

    man, szymborski has endurance he was there when i was in this morning too. is he like 5 people?

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  14. ragamuffin says:

    that ron washington fellow is quite a laugh.

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