Dave Cameron Blink Watch: Cameron vs. Rob Neyer

With the advent of the offseason, FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron has resumed his role on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential, hosted by the vigorously coiffed Brian Kenny.

One thing Cameron hasn’t resumed is blinking — although mostly because he did little of that sort of thing in the first place.

Below, I’ve recorded Dave Cameron’s blinking stats from the above-embedded discussion of the American League Cy Young award. Beg and End mark the beginning and end marks of Cameron’s time on camera. Time is total time, in minutes and seconds, on camera. Blinks represents the number of blinks during the relevant interval. (Note: there are errors, likely. Scorer’s bias, indeed!)


Beg End Time Blinks
0:05 0:08 0:03 0
1:02 1:09 0:07 0
1:28 1:33 0:05 0
1:57 2:32 0:35 0
2:52 2:58 0:06 0
3:18 3:22 0:04 0
Tot 1:00 0
    Blink/Sec 0.0

By comparison, here are the figures for Giant of the Internet, Rob Neyer:


Beg End Time Blinks
0:05 0:08 0:03 8
0:42 0:46 0:04 6
1:02 1:09 0:07 8
2:05 2:12 0:07 10
2:23 2:36 0:13 16
2:52 2:58 0:06 9
3:18 3:22 0:04 5
Tot 0:44 62
    Blink/Sec 1.4

While Cameron does appear to half-blink on two or three occasions, it’s fair to say that we see zero full blinks out of our first and forever Full-Time Employee.




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  1. Rey22 says:

    Dave Cameron is a cyborg.

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  2. Person says:

    “While Cameron does appear to half-blink on two or three occasions”

    He does?

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  3. yolo says:

    Dave says great stuff but for being on television should maybe work on his image a little? I mean, dude looks a little out of shape here.

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    • Daven says:

      He looked in reasonable shape before the whole cancer thing. I’d imagine it’s impossibly hard to keep it up through the treatments. Though I always thought people tended to lose weight during treatment, but maybe his particular treatment doesn’t have that affect.

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    • Danny Knobgobbler says:

      Ehh….you might want to google his life – specifically over the past two years – before casting stones.

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    • Nik says:

      Maybe you should work on not being an asshole a little.

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  4. Hugh Briss says:

    Can anyone confirm if Dave blinks when he sneezes?

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  5. Danny Knobgobbler says:

    Neyer on Rodney: “WHY AREN’T PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THIS?” Cistulli/Perry podcast listener? Quite possibly. Preacher of five alarm incendiary sports opinions? Absolutely.

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  6. Bobby A. says:

    He totally blinked at 2:20.

    Definitely not a cyborg.

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  7. John M. Perkins says:

    Angels take Seattle.

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  8. Curious George says:

    “Angels take Seattle.”

    And tonight, we take Berlin.

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  9. paul says:

    Between Dave and Hunter Pence, who wins?

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    • AYN RAND says:

      In lawn darts, everyone wins. But in unnaturalness, Dave wins in a landslide. Hunter Pence is odd and acts so weird, it’s obvious he doesn’t follow the norms of society and instead, chooses to listen to nature. As Hunter himself said in a recent interview, “I just basically… do what I want according to Mother Earth, who is my mother.” So Hunter is the most natural man in the world while Dave’s blinking habits shows he follows the Ayn Rand school of thought that blinking in the middle of conversation is rude. Dave is definitely the most robotic of the two.

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  10. Izzy says:

    Where did Cameron get that wardrobe, the boys section of Macy’s? Sportswriters aren’t exactly among the best-dressed, but that shirt/tie/jacket combination looks like something he’s worn since he was 15.

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  11. Brian says:

    Rachel Nichols is not yet impressed.

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  12. Bryz says:

    No frog mouth?

    I want a refund.

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  13. Mrs. Cistulli says:

    The real question is… how many blumpkins / Dirty Sanchez did Dave give Brian Kenny whilst they calculated Mike Trout’s UZR?

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  14. Urban says:

    No, the real question is does Dave ever blink?

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  15. Justin Smoaked Cheese says:

    NBC’s football reporter Andrea Kremer is the polar opposite. I’ve been calling her BLINKY for years. I’d guess she blinks 1.5 times per second

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  16. Hugh Briss says:

    ESPN’s Sportscience is doing a white hot physiologic breakdown of Dave’s blinking next week.

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