As a reminder, this blog is the publishing/communication arm of SABR’s Baseball Cards Committee.
If you are not a member of SABR, please join. I could go on and on about the pleasure that SABR has given me for the past 30 years — the friends, the social events, the email and social media interactions, the fun. Because of SABR, I am a writer. Because of SABR, I have friends all over the country. Because of SABR, I understand more about facets of baseball I otherwise would know nothing about.
SABR’s annual convention, its 48th, will be in Pittsburgh in five months. Registration is now open. Conventions are not exactly cheap — you need to get a hotel room, pay for the convention, feed yourself, etc. There are ways to save money — I always have a roommate, and hotels usually allow you to haul in a cot if you want to triple bunk. There are always cheaper ways to eat. You can skip hanging out in the bar. (Hahaha, just kidding — you really don’t want to do that.)
Pittsburgh will be significantly less expensive than New York, the site of our 2017 confab. So there is that. There will be no $25 beers in the bar.
Last year was also the first year of our committee, so we had our first meeting. Our meeting was largely taken up with a highly entertaining and informative talk by Keith Olbermann. Chris Dial and I have not figured out what our 2018 meeting will be like, but we’ll come up with something.
Bottom line: join SABR, join our committee, come to The Steel City, have the time of your life. Profit.