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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.