Reading: MLB.com Profile of Dave Cameron

MLB.com’s Doug Miller has written a profile of FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron and his contretemps with stupid leukemia.

Along with what is a decidedly touching portrait of a person (i.e. Cameron) who is respected by readers and colleagues, Miller’s article reveals some other facts that will shock and/or amaze.

To wit:

• Cameron, who is obviously funny-looking, is somehow less funny-looking now that at any other time in his life. Photo evidence confirms this.

• When a 14-year-old Cameron asked Derek Zumsteg (his future USS Mariner co-editor) to remove David Pease from the alt.sports.baseball.sea-mariners newsgroup because he (i.e. Pease) was a “moron,” Zumsteg replied thusly: “[I]f we had a ‘No Morons Allowed’ rule, I’m afraid that would mean you couldn’t post either.”

• While thorough, Miller’s pieces is incomplete for its total omission of this image (courtesy Dayn Perry):




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4 Responses to “Reading: MLB.com Profile of Dave Cameron”

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  1. Nate says:

    Great read. Thanks for posting the link.

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  2. Big Daddy V says:

    Obviously, Fangraphs doesn’t have a “No Morons Allowed” policy, either.

    *puts on sunglasses*

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  3. deadhead says:

    LADLance
    8 hours ago
    Wow Dave is much younger than I thought he was, and he looks way younger than I expected him to look. For those of you who haven’t, I highly recommend checking out fangraphs. The articles aren’t always well written, but from a standpoint of pure baseball analysis, it’s miles ahead of this site and any other large sports site.

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    Hehehe… I like the critique LADunce throws in free of charge. He slaps Fangraphs and MLB.com simultaneously.

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  4. rambodiaz says:

    This makes me simultaneously happy for Dave Cameron and wistful for the days of my youth which were filled with reading angst-filled posts on alt.sports.baseball.pitt-pirates via connection through 14,400-bps modem.

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