One of the best things about SABR is meeting with friends you have made thru SABR. After meeting Abby and Kent last year at SABR41 in Long Beach, you would always see the three of us together. The three of us said we would keep in touch with each other. Less than a month later, Abby emailed us about a SABR/Baseball Prospectus event at Citi Field. Kent could not make the trip in August but I did. In addition to seeing Citi Field, Abby and I went to watch a Cyclone game.
Kent is a Dodger fan and a Red Sox fan. Abby is a Yankee fan and you all know I bleed Dodger Blue.
I was remembering that last year Kent wanted to try his first In-N-Out burger. Well, he asked the front desk how far was the closest In-N-Out. The shuttle did not make it that far so we took a taxi. Because we did not want to miss the next session, we had the taxi go thru the drive thru. We quickly ate at the hotel and headed to the next session.
The following day as the bus tour was heading to Lake Elsinore where we were going to catch the Storms against the Rawhides, I looked out the window and saw an In & Out place, I suddenly remembered that I had my car parked at the hotel! I turned to Kent and told him that I had remembered about my car a day late. I remember the taxi was not cheap. Funny I can remember baseball facts but had completely forgotten about my car.
I did not need a car in Minneapolis. I had been there the year before when the Dodgers played there 6/27/11 to 6/29/11. Both Abby and I arrived in Minneapolis in time to take the library tour and the tour of downtown that Brenda was given. This library has a piano! I love libraries!
To be continue… Pictures coming.
Ok, so it took me a while to upload and release the second video I taped of Wes Paker at SABR41 but here it is. Wes talks about McCourt, Dodgers, World Series, Sandy Koufax, Drysdale and Clemente among other things.
Greetings everyone! I have not been able to load my pictures from my trip to Minnesota & also from the SABR41 convention. But I have this video of Wes Parker when we caught him outside one of the sessions. I love Wes Parker’s love for the game.
I had such a great time at the convention. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Love the fangraph group, loved talking to lots of people there. I bought some great books. I love the volunteering, going to the tour of old baseball ballparks in LA. Never knew that there was a ballpark in Vernon so close to where the Farmer John company is. Loved listening to Rob Neyer, Dennis Gilbert, Al Ferrara, Tommy Davis, Francisco Balderrama, oh just everyone!
Loved going back to Dodger Stadium with the group & going to my first trip to see the Storms against the Visalia Rawhides. Did you know that the Rawhides is locally-owned and operated by Tom and his cousin, Kevin O’Malley? Tom’s grandfather was the legendary Walter O’Malley.
SABR41 was a great experience and I made some wonderful friends like Abby& Kent in this picture:
I need to go to Minnesota next year where SABR42 will be held. Also SABR43 will be in Philadelphia!
Enjoy the video
7/25/11. It worked embedding the video!
Video by me. pic by Maxwell Kates