Scott Boras at the SABR 2011 Conference and the Winter Meetings

 SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) 2011 Conference.

The 2011 SABR conference (#41) will be in Long Beach, California next year! the dates are July 6 to 10, 2011.

I went my first SABR meeting last Saturday with the purpose of volunteering . There were 15 guys at the meeting and me.   

Anyway, I found out that Scott Boras will be one of the speakers Also Arte Moreno for the Angels and THE speaker from the Dodgers is still pending. The player speakers will be announced at a later date.

The Dodgers and Angels are in town so the Dodger game that we will be attending from the conference will be Thursday July 7th when the Dodgers play the Mets.   This is also Andre Ethier Bobblehead night so It will be a popular night.  The Angel game will be on Saturday against the Mariners.  There will be much more added to the conference.  In the meantime,

Make Your Room Reservation for SABR 41 Now

SABR 41 is starting to take shape. The Long Beach Hilton is accepting reservations at the convention rate of $119/night.

 For more information visit the SABR website at


Hot Stove and Winter Meetings

Don’t you just love all the Hot Stove trade rumors coming out of the 2010 Winter Meetings?  My head spins on one direction then another with all the rumors.   Are the Dodgers going after a left fielder or Prince Fielder?   

In the meantime the Dodgers have signed Vicente Padilla for 2 Million.   I like this signing at this price.  Padilla must like it here in LA. 

 Note also that SABR will be at booth #1907 during the Baseball Trade Show at the Winter Meetings, December 6-8.  

The McCourt divorce.

And just to make things more …..interesting for the Dodgers, the judge has ruled in favor of Jaime McCourt so she owns 50% of the team.      These two have not played nice since the divorce started so what now?    Do we move into appeal hell now?  Does she get her office back?  Do they sell the team?  What does Selig have to say?  Stay tune for more of   “As The Dodgers turns”  


  1. crzblue2

    You are right, the best thing is for them to sell the team. Do you have any rich friends that can buy the Dodgers?

  2. crzblue2

    You are right. What can we expect of Bud Selig? Not a thing!
    HAHa, no singing for me until next Opening Day when the new and improved duo of Brooklyn Bum and Hilda Chester will make another appearance.

  3. crzblue2

    Rays Renegade,
    Nope, The latest rulling is she owns 50% of the Dodgers. This is way far from over.
    I am looking forward to hearing Scott Boras as a speaker.

  4. raysrenegade

    I thought the judge in L A threw out the post-nuptuals agreement, which would discount her even attempting to gather a foothold towards any ownership claim. If they go by “business operational” aspects, Frank McCourt will get the team and the ex-Mrs McCourt the real eststae. Either way, hopefully the arrangements and decision can be concluded by Spring so this can be gone by the beginning of the season….hopefully.
    Scott Boras sounds like a good speaker.
    Will give everyone in attendance a bit of insight and factual significance to the job of an agent, and the perils of that same job.
    I know I will not be there in person, but maybe in spirit.

    Rays Renegade

  5. blithescribe

    Oh, this looks like it would be a lot of fun to go to! Do tickets usually sell out way ahead of time or is it possible to buy them like in June? My husband and I are planning to head up to the Bay Area the following weekend to see friends and watch the Angels play Oakland, but if that falls through…
    I hope the latest development in the McCourt case is a precursor to the judge telling them they can’t afford to each own half of the Dodgers after the divorce and they have to sell the team. The Dodgers deserve so much better.

  6. crzblue2

    I am looking forward to attending. I’ll know more about the conference after the meeting January 29th so I’ll let you know.
    We’ll see what happens next with regards to the McCourts.

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