Boston Chapter meeting recap – 11/10/2012

The weather cooperated this time, we managed to miss the hurricane and the nor’easter, and the SABR Boston Chapter was greatly rewarded with a lively, informative and entertaining meeting on November 10, 2012.

Mike Shalin, official scorer and co-author with Dennis Boyd of They Call Me Oil Can, gave us one of the most memorable presentations we have experienced. The sad news was that The Can was called away by a family emergency, he sent his regrets and promises to meet with us in the near-future — we will try for our traditional MLK Day meeting in January, so we have a second chance.

Also, presentations by Bob Brady on the Braves, a panel discussion about  our latest publication Red Sox in the Days of Ike and Elvis, Saul Wisnia and his search for 2004 memories, and, a little more than you may have wanted to know about Hi Hi Dixwell, filled the afternoon. Despite our disappointment that The Can couldn’t be there, we very much appreciated Mike Shalin’s heart-rending tales of the Official Scorer.

We look forward to having him again for ‘further tales’ along with Oil Can in January.

— Joanne Hulbert