Laurila: What ballplayers talk about when they talk about baseball

From SABR member David Laurila at FanGraphs on July 9, 2018:

As a fan, you engage in baseball talk with family, friends, and acquaintances. What those conversations consist of will vary, depending on a number of factors. Level of interest. Overall (or nuanced) knowledge of the game. Current hot topics. Favorite teams and players. They all play into the baseball-related interactions you have on a day-to-day basis.

What about the players themselves? What do they talk to each other about when they’re talking baseball? I posed that question to a cross section of players — a dozen in all — over the course of the last month or so. Here is what they had to say.

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Originally published: July 12, 2018. Last Updated: July 12, 2018.