A smaller than usual but enthusastic group of seven gathered at Iron Works BBQ on Tuesday, April 17 to discuss baseball and consume meat. Returning from a stint on the disabled list was chapter founder Bill Gilbert.
With no trivia quiz on the agenda there was more time to concentrate on the baseball topics of the day including (in no particular order) Ozzie Guillen, Bobby Valentine, the Dodgers’ triple play, the Astros’ early season competitiveness, various members’ upcoming baseball-related trips and the 2012 post-season format. Other baseball topics, not necessarily of the day, that came up for discussion included Dave Kingman, the starting rotation of the ’81 Oakland Athletics, the 1990s Cleveland Indians, members’ first major league games, the relative abilities of past baseball greats versus modern players, some recent baseball books and former Astros’ second baseman Craig Biggio’s chances of first ballot election to the baseball Hall of Fame.
The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at Iron Works. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 16 when we’ll attend the Round Rock vs. Oklahoma City game at the Dell Diamond. More information will be forthcoming.