March 9, 2010
Last evening we had
a very lively session with 25 SABR members and
friends attending our monthly meeting.
Guest speakers included Greg Lucas of Fox Sports
Houston who gave us his analysis on the 2010
Houston Astros as well as information on the
Astros 161 tevision broadcasts including new
features pitch track and super slow motion.
Tom Kennedy, Director of the newly
reopened Fingers Sports Museum shared the history
of the facility and the new exhibits and showcases
being presented to the public.
Besides uniforms, bats and balls
etc. they plan to display the world's oldest
baseball card and an unopened pack of 1952 Topps
Bill McCurdy challanged the group
to assist him in researching the four most important
unanswered questions about professional baseball
He also passed out 11 baseball
cards at random and asked those who picked a
card to research the player involved and report
back what they found to the group.
Tom Murrah brought in a variety
of minor league baseball programs for viewing
and talked about his family's baseball history
going back to the 1860's.
Chris Chestnut, who had taken
hundreds of photographs of the recent Houston
Babies game showing each player at bat and in
the field provided DVD's of the activity for
teammates to use in analyzing their performance.
Tom White won the trivia contest
written by Dick Rejmaniak.
The group decided to participate
in the upcoming Astros' Fan Fest on April 3rd
and signed up volunteers to man a SABR table
to attract new members.
The group also plans to attend
the May 22nd game between the Houston Astros
and the Tampa Bay Rays in conjunction with a
pregame meeting at Minute Maid Park. Mike McCroskey
will coordinate ticket sales.
And, if that was not enough, there
was a book exchange.
April 3rd. Astros Fan Fest. 9 a.m. to 4
April 10th. Houston Babies game in Katy. Time
April 13th. Regular monthly meeting at Molly's
Pub, 7 p.m.
May 22nd. Meeting and attend major league game.
Come join us. SABR is alive and well in Houston.