Nine chapter members gathered at Iron Works BBQ in Austin for the April meeting of the Rogers Hornsby Chapter; the chapter's 89th consecutive monthly meeting.
With the season underway, there were ample topics for discussion. Subjects covered, in no particular order, included the new major league replay rule (with several suggestions on how to "fix" it), Pythagorean winnning percentage, Jan Larson's trip to Australia for the major league "Opening Series," the fast start by the Milwaukee Brewers and the slow start by the Arizona Diamondbacks, the apparent early season lack of offense and preponderance of shutouts and managers that never seem to be on the hot seat no matter how poorly their clubs perform.
Tom Thayer presented a quiz entitled "Things That Don't Happen Any More." The quiz may be found at this link.
The next meeting on Saturday, May 3 will be the first of two official chapter outings this season to see a Round Rock Express game at the Dell Diamond. The game against the New Orleans Zephyrs is scheduled for a 6:05 p.m. start. We will meet for a late lunch/early dinner at 4:00 p.m. at the Salt Lick BBQ adjacent to the Dell Diamond parking lot at 4:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to sit with the group (and receive discounted tickets) should contact Jan Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Tuesday, April 29.
— Monte Cely