This is Dan Barbarisi, author of Dueling with Kings, the recently-released book about the world of DFS. In DFS itself, I’m known as Pimpbotlove. The nice people at Rotogrinders have asked me to do an AMA here, so if anyone has questions on the book itself, the book writing process, the industry, my journey, my time covering professional baseball, or whatever, fire away, and I’ll do my best to answer them over the week!
A few basics about me:
-Born NYC, raised Rye Brook, NY. Undergrad Tufts U., Grad school Brown U.
-Spent 2001-2008 as political & crime reporter in Providence, RI, at the Providence Journal
-Started covering the Boston Red Sox in the fall of 2008
-Covered the NY Yankees for the Wall St. Journal from 2010-2015
-Quit the WSJ in Dec. 2015 to work on Dueling with Kings full time.
-DWK covers the period from May of 2015 thru the announcement of the DK/FD merger, Nov. 2016. Buy it here: https://t.co/Q5iI7nnDOy
-Born July 2, 1979, the very same day as Jumbo Joe Thornton, though he looks like he could be my dad.
We will randomly select 10 people (who ask a question) to receive a copy of ‘Dueling with Kings’, so ask away!