Eleven Hornsby Chapter members ventured out on a dark and rainy night to gather for barbeque and baseball talk at Iron Works BBQ in Austin.
Various off-season related topics were discussed including the signing of Albert Pujols by the Angels, Ryan Braun’s suspension, new Astros GM Jeff Luhnow’s first trade and the Dodgers’ ownership status. Monte Cely passed out copies of the agenda for next month’s Winter Meeting and Jan Larson reported on his wife Connie’s recent Round Rock Express-sponsored Caribbean cruise.
Jan Larson also presented a free agency quiz. Mike Dillon and Dan Walsh tied with 16 points each.
Some ideas were tossed out for how the chapter might celebrate SABR Day ’12 and it was suggested that the April 2012 meeting be held at the Dell Diamond for the exhibition game between the Express and the two-time American League champion Texas Rangers.
The first meeting of 2012 will be the annual Winter Meeting scheduled for Saturday, January 14 at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.