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What exactly goes on at a SABR convention anyway?

Jul 3, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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I’ve been on vacation for a week while attending the annual Society for American Baseball Research convention for the ninth consecutive summer.

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly goes on at a SABR convention–and be honest, you probably have several semi-insulting questions–I wrote up a star-studded (Terry Ryan! Jose Mijares! Salvador Perez! Sean Forman!), picture-filled, and booze-drenched recap over at my personal blog:

AaronGleeman.com: 2012 SABR Convention Recap

Admittedly my convention-going experience probably includes a lot more Jameson and a lot less actual SABR than most, but hopefully that paints a decent (and albeit very pasty) picture.

  1. cur68 - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Nice. One issue: in “but hopefully that paints a decent (and albeit very pasty) picture” you spelled “decadent” wrong.

  2. paperlions - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    I think guys that never watch baseball just sit around and talk about how much Brandon Phillips sucks.

    • thenoblefacehumper - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      Well he’s 5th in WAR among 2nd basemen since 2006 (when he started playing regularly). So I doubt it.

      • paperlions - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        Did I really need the “/sarcasm”?

        Besides, he is clearly far and away the best 2B to ever live, so anything saying he is 5th is obviously a made up inane stat argle bargle. /sarcasm

  3. stex52 - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Don’t you know that you can never understand a mano-a-mano game by doing silly numbers? Go run over a catcher or something!! (sarcasm)

  4. Jonny 5 - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    I imagine waterproofing of basements and wireless routers able to penetrate sub floors are a big conversation piece.

    • paperlions - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      …and cargo shorts….and diet mountain dew.

  5. kopy - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Minneapolis is one hell of a town.

  6. mattyflex - Jul 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Can you tell me what Mr. Perez had for dinner? Because he’s played 8 games since coming off the DL and he’s got hits in each game and three home runs. My slowpitch tournament this evening depends on your cooperation.

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