A small but enthusiastic group of eight SABR members met on Thursday, March 20 at Iron Works BBQ in downtown Austin for the Rogers Hornsby Chapter March meeting. The group is anxiously awaiting the start of the 2014 season, and topics of discussion included: the status of replay and appeals; opening day in Australia; betting lines on the upcoming season (the Dodgers are favored to take it all); how free agent acquisitions are doing with their new teams; and much more.
Dan Walsh presented the quiz, entitled Alphabetic Home Run Leaders. Tom Thayer and Eric Robinson tied for the lead with 11 correct answers out of a possible 26, with Tom taking the tie-breaker for the valuable first prize. Try your hand at the quiz, it's located here.
The Hornsby Chapter Predictatron ballots are due to Jim Baker by midnight on Sunday, March 30. Don't miss out on the chance to participate in this season-long contest.
The Round Rock Express will host the Rangers' AA affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders, in an exhibition game featuring Texas Rangers' prospects. Game time is 7:05 pm on Tuesday April 1 at Dell Diamond. Tickets are $5. For those interested in attending, we'll meet in section 116 (behind the third base dugout) to enjoy the pre-season action.
Next meeting: Thursday April 17 at 6 p.m. back at Iron Works in downtown Austin.
— Monte Cely