From SABR member Bill McCurdy at The Pecan Park Eagle on November 6, 2012:
It didn’t really happen. What really happened Monday night was that SABR/Houston Babies member/right fielder Bob Stevens established himself as the first and only person, so far, to wear any of the new Houston Astros 2013 uniform gear to the November 2012 SABR meeting at the Inn at the Ballpark next to Minute Maid Park. Bob wore a 2013 Houston Astros road jersey through the door and, in his usual quiet and reserved style, he took his seat in a far corner table and allowed his jersey to speak for him.
Bob Stevens is not your everyday run-of-the-mill runway clothing model. It was all I could do to get him to turn around for a couple of photos. But, in his equally common courteous way, he managed to pivot in his chair long enough to allow two good shots of a good-looking SABR/Babies guy dressed as an Astro.
The trade ruse here simply jumped into my mind as an early morning curve ball from this column’s ethereal muses as an alternative to my intended opener” “Last night we held our November 2013 SABR meeting downtown as the Larry Dierker Chapter in Houston,” which is really today’s article subject.
So, don’t worry. The Houston Babies will not have to contend with a barehanded second baseman named Jose Altuve in 2013 – and they hold on to their rocket-armed and fiercely quick right fielder that is Bob Stevens.
Meanwhile, here’s a pictorial quick view of the Larry Dierker Chapter SABR Meeting at the Inn at the Ballpark onTexas @ Crawford in Houston at 7:00 PM on the evening of Monday, November 5, 2012.
Read the full recap of the Larry Dierker Chapter meeting here: http://bill37mccurdy.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/babies-deal-bob-stevens-to-astros-for-jose-altuve/
For more information, visit SABRHouston.org.