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Dave Clapper

  • joined Jun 05, 2008
  • last login Aug 20, 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
Been a while since I've seen him around here.
Commented on 8/19: Open game thread on Aug 19 2014, 7:36p - 4 replies
If it were to be timed for September...
Commented on Mariners rumors: M's one of six serious players for Rusney Castillo on Aug 19 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
Now I feel like there's less chance they'll sign him.
Commented on Mariners rumors: M's one of six serious players for Rusney Castillo on Aug 19 2014, 4:32p - 1 reply
numb3rs
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 8:04p
I doubt Ryan Howard ever nibbled anything.
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 8:00p
Philadelphia, England?
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 7:59p
"As a team, the Phillies don't run a whole lot."
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 7:57p - 1 reply
I think
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 7:56p
Don't be silly.
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 7:55p
Lloyd could use him.
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 7:53p - 1 reply
Or you turn into an old black woman
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 7:50p
I misread that as alcoholic steroids.
Commented on 08/18: Open game thread on Aug 18 2014, 7:43p
I like the Ron Darling
Commented on Q&A with former MLB pitcher and current TBS analyst Ron Darling on Aug 15 2014, 3:51p - 2 replies
How did
Commented on Sporcle Friday: Stolen base leaders by season on Aug 15 2014, 12:38p - 2 replies
One shy of turning teal.
Commented on 65-55: Chart on Aug 14 2014, 7:12p - 1 reply
1. Yes.
Commented on 65-55: Chart on Aug 14 2014, 1:51a - 1 reply
for Yes
Voted on Aug 2 2014, 7:22p
updated cummulative Ebola WPA
Commented on 8/1: Open game thread on Aug 1 2014, 7:20p - 1 reply
WPA for Kendrys so far
Commented on 8/1: Open game thread on Aug 1 2014, 7:08p
Yes.
Commented on Mariners acquire Austin Jackson in three-way trade with Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays on Jul 31 2014, 7:06p
Any likelihood of Jackson...
Commented on 7/31: Open game thread on Jul 31 2014, 7:01p - 1 reply
Ralph
Commented on Mariners acquire Austin Jackson in three-way trade with Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays on Jul 31 2014, 5:08p
Offended and annoyed are two different things.
Commented on 2014 Trade deadline open thread part 2 on Jul 31 2014, 3:25p - 1 reply
How many times has Ebola made the last out of an inning so far?
Commented on 7/30: Open game thread on Jul 30 2014, 7:55p - 2 replies
I can't even express how much I hate that commercial.
Commented on 7/30: Open game thread on Jul 30 2014, 7:49p
Kendrys is Rizzs' pick to click.
Commented on 7/30: Open game thread on Jul 30 2014, 6:45p - 3 replies
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
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