FanGraphs Audio: Eau de Dayn Perry

Episode 670
Dayn Perry is a contributor to CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball and the author of three books — one of them not very miserable. He’s also the deeply unimportant guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

This episode of the program either is or isn’t sponsored by SeatGeek, which site removes both the work and also the hassle from the process of shopping for tickets.

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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Dayn was correct when he mentioned that Cicero’s tongue was stabbed with a hairpin. However, he was already dead when this happened:

“Antony’s wife Fulvia took Cicero’s head, pulled out his tongue, and jabbed it repeatedly with her hairpin in final revenge against Cicero’s power of speech”

— Wikipedia

So, would Dayn like to change his answer? Having his words live forever, so long as some rival’s wife (Ms. Cistulli, mayhaps?) could prick his tongue after his death.


…The attendants were terror-struck, thinking that more soldiers were coming, and Laenas, who had actually once won a court case with Cicero‚Äôs support, pulled his head out of the litter and proceeded to cut it off. It took three blows and some sawing through because of his inexperience, and he also cut off the hand with which Cicero had composed the speeches…