Readers of FanGraphs will likely have seen either the handle vivaelpujols or the name Nick Steiner or both around these saber internets. Steiner has contributed/still contributes to The Hardball Times and Viva El Birdos and has been generally involved in the sabermetric community.
This past Tuesday, he started a Twitter account. To say that his submissions have been of the single-minded variety would be an understatement.
For example, consider this tweet:
That’s a pretty reasonable debut — informative, baseball-related — except for here’s his second and third tweets, as well:
“Well, maybe he just doesn’t understand the technology?” is one thing you could be thinking. That’s unlikely, because (a) Mr. Steiner is pretty clearly a sharp guy (smart enough to do a Pitchf/x study of Brad Penny, for example) and (b), here’s his fourth tweet:
If you’re wondering, the answer is “yes.” And, if you’re continuing to wonder, the question is, “Un peu de concerned, Carson Cistulli?”
Here are four more, in chronological order:
This brings us to the (brief) part of the show where Steiner begins communicating with second parties.
And, as of 4:30pm ET, here’s your latest:
What conclusions might we draw from this? Well, for one, Nick Steiner is definitely working on a Pitchf/x article about Brad Penny. As for Mr. Steiner’s current mental health, that’s purely a matter of speculation.
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