Breaking: Rajai Davis May Read NotGraphs

If you don’t follow Carson Cistulli on Twitter:
1. Good call.
2. You may not have seen that the current author has single-handedly legitimized NotGraphs.

As it happens, I have video evidence of actual Major League Baseball player Rajai Davis reading a post that your’s truly made for the very site you are viewing at this moment. No more will NotGraphs be known as a holding cell for mediocrity and Internet grab-ass. We are done simply being an oasis for underpaid semi-professionals and rudderless ne’er-do-wells. No more will Jeff Sullivan refer to us as “motherless mama’s boys.” We are NotGraphs. We have purpose. We are the world of the World Wide Web.

Thank yous go to the MLB Fan Cave for apparently making this happen, Mr. Davis for making my day, and most importantly to me for making NotGraphs a thing people cared about for even a minute.

God bless you all, and God bless David G Temple.




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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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brendan
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3 years 4 months ago

Validation! Huzzah, Notgraphs!

JuanPierreDoesSteroids
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JuanPierreDoesSteroids
3 years 4 months ago

Obviously this was just for the video. If he was really a reader of Notgraphs, he would have said “thanks, Notgraphs.” And as as Rajai means ‘quilt’ in Hindi, he would have been covered in multiple quilts as to make it a “Rajai surrounded by Rajai” situation.

MDL
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MDL
3 years 4 months ago

How does one pluralize “Rajai”?

G Man
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G Man
3 years 3 months ago

Rajaiahn

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
3 years 4 months ago

Now, maybe I’m becoming an old man in my old age, but what is wrong with this video? Why is it spliced so poorly? The only evidence I have that it is real and not ‘Shopped in some way is that Rajai Davis actually says the word “FanGraphs” (and presumably the word “thanks”?)

Aaron
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Aaron
3 years 4 months ago

It’s been created with an iPhone-only app called Vine, which is crude by design; it has no editing capabilities, just the ability to start/stop recording. It also has a six-second limit.

Limitations drive creativity, and the truly weird and awesome things that keep popping up on Vine are proof.

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