Seventeen (17) members, guests, and family converged on Bill and Evelyn Gilbert's house in Lakeway, Texas, for the February 22, 2014, meeting of the Rogers Hornsby chapter.
With spring training underway, the baseball discussions were far-ranging. Topics included: recent free agent and international signings, the advent of more instant replay and the no-collisions-at-home effort, status of the Astros and Rangers squads, Monte Cely's recent trip to Venezuela for the 56th Caribbean Series, and Jan Larson's upcoming trip to Australia for the MLB "opening day" in Sydney.
Dan Walsh won the quiz, on Venezuelan baseball, the prize being a Venezuelan national team ballcap and a "lucky" two bolivares banknote (worth three cents on the black market). See how you do on the quiz, it's here.
A big "thank you" to the Gilberts for hosting this event and for all the wonderful food and drink.
Our next chapter meeting will be Thursday March 20, 6pm, back at Iron Works in downtown Austin. More details will be forthcoming.
— Monte Cely