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Dave Clapper

  • joined Jun 05, 2008
  • last login Jul 29, 2014
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Baseball fan since 1973 or so. A Cardinals fan for many years, but unintentionally became an M's fan in '95 (yeah, yeah, I know... but it wasn't a bandwagon jump so much as the fact that I realized I suddenly knew more about the Mariners than about the Cardinals). Best year of fandom was 2000, when I worked at Digital Sherpas, and my primary client was the Mariners. That profile image is a capture of the Mariners' team site before MLB took them all over. That site was my baby--I worked on it about 16 hours a day. And those were the days where the SABR-inclined M's fans could mostly be found on UseNet: alt.sports.baseball.seattle-mariners. Fans there got a bit of a kick out of me sneaking OPS into the stats on the M's team site, and eventually making that the default sort for batting stats.

These days? Still a fan, but not as involved. Spend a good bit of my time improvising (http://interrobangimprov.com) and editing/writing (http://smokelong.com).

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Seattle Mariners
  • NCAAF Northwestern Wildcats
Recent Activity
He was mediocre...
Commented on 7/29: Open game thread on Jul 29 2014, 7:54p
Hogtied, says Goldsmith.
Commented on 7/29: Open game thread on Jul 29 2014, 7:53p
Hello, Ebola.
Commented on 7/29: Open game thread on Jul 29 2014, 7:16p - 1 reply
Love this.
Commented on Series Preview: Seattle Mariners (54-51) at Cleveland Indians (52-53) on Jul 29 2014, 4:41p - 2 replies
A lot of it was irrational and anecdotal.
Commented on Does the addition of Kendrys Morales really improve the Mariners? Magic 8-ball says... outlook not so good. on Jul 25 2014, 7:08p
Ugh.
Commented on Does the addition of Kendrys Morales really improve the Mariners? Magic 8-ball says... outlook not so good. on Jul 25 2014, 12:32p - 3 replies
for For the wild card, but not the division
Voted on Jul 16 2014, 4:19p
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