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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.

13 Responses to “Layups: Aaron Gleeman’s SABR 40 Recap”

  1. P Middy Says:

    I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  2. Neil Paine Says:

    Um, yeah, probably not the reaction I was going for...

  3. P Middy Says:

    What's this bases ball everyone keeps talking about?

  4. Neil Paine Says:

    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...

  5. Kevin Pelton Says:

    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.

  6. P Middy Says:

    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.

  7. Neil Paine Says:

    What's the basketball blogging equivalent of 18-over-par?

  8. P Middy Says:

    Bleacher Report.

  9. Jason J Says:

    Wait, is baseball exactly like blurnsball?

  10. P Middy Says:

    Baseball? Good God forbid!

  11. Jason J Says:

    As Allen Iverson once almost said, "We talkin' bout baseball? Baseball! Baseball? Not the NBA. Not the NBA. We talkin' bout baseball? Baseball?!"

  12. Neil Paine Says:

    Well, he was wearing a Red Sox cap during that presser.


  13. Jason J Says: