A total of 15 members and guests from the Rogers Hornsby Chapter gathered November 17 at Iron Works BBQ in Austin, Texas, for dinner and baseball talk.
Discussion topics included the sale of the Houston Astros to Jim Crane and the impending move of the club to the American League West. The Astros fans in the group were not happy about this turn of events, to put it mildly.
Chapter member Monte Cely discussed his trip to game seven of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis. Monte had purchased a game seven ticket prior to game six and flew to St. Louis a few hours after game six ended and was there to witness the Cardinals clinch their eleventh World Series championship. Other topics included the 2011 post-season awards, the Marlins’ new uniforms, the addition of a second wildcard team to each league and the 2011-12 free agent season.
The Hornsby Chapter Winter Meeting agenda was also discussed. The program is shaping up nicely and it should be an interesting day of presentations and discussions on January 14.
Bill Gilbert presented a trivia quiz on the 2011 regular season. Steve Fall and Jan Larson tied for the top spot and with no tie-breaker question available, the judging committee declared the contest to be a draw.
— Jan Larson