Layups: Aaron Gleeman’s SABR 40 Recap
Posted by Neil Paine on August 10, 2010
Warning, non-basketball-related post...
One of the reasons I've done barely any blogging since last Thursday is that I attended the 40th annual Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) convention in Atlanta over the weekend (since I already live about 15-20 minutes away from the proceedings, it wouldn't have made sense not to go). I had a good time and met a lot of fine people whose names I've known for years and never thought I'd get a chance to meet (I almost went over and talked to Bill James. For real.), so I'd like to take the chance to thank everybody for that opportunity. Aaron Gleeman was one of those people, so I also wanted to link to his recap of the conference, in case anyone else wants to know what we were up to.
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled basketball programming. Well, maybe Thursday, at least -- Sports-Reference is going to make a big announcement any day now, so stay tuned.
August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 am
I just threw up in my mouth a little.
August 10th, 2010 at 11:05 am
Um, yeah, probably not the reaction I was going for...
August 10th, 2010 at 11:13 am
What's this bases ball everyone keeps talking about?
August 10th, 2010 at 11:17 am
Oh, I see, you're concerned that I cheated on basketball with baseball.
All I can say is, if you tell hoops that football season is coming up, we may have a full-fledged Tiger Woods situation on our hands...
August 10th, 2010 at 11:25 am
SABR is a little wilder than the Sloan Conference. I'm not sure if this is because a.) so many basketball folks work for teams and have their bosses in town or b.) because there's an early morning pickup game on Sunday morning.
August 10th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
Yeah, the titties on football are hard to resist. I wouldn't blame you, though I'm an ass man, myself. Just don't lose you game on account of it, Neil.
August 10th, 2010 at 12:11 pm
What's the basketball blogging equivalent of 18-over-par?
August 10th, 2010 at 12:12 pm
August 10th, 2010 at 12:27 pm
Wait, is baseball exactly like blurnsball?
August 10th, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Baseball? Good God forbid!
August 10th, 2010 at 2:01 pm
As Allen Iverson once almost said, "We talkin' bout baseball? Baseball! Baseball? Not the NBA. Not the NBA. We talkin' bout baseball? Baseball?!"
August 10th, 2010 at 5:36 pm
Well, he was wearing a Red Sox cap during that presser.
August 11th, 2010 at 11:53 am