Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting recap – 2/16/2012

By Monte Cely

Fifteen members and guests gathered at Iron Works BBQ in downtown Austin on Thursday, February 16 for the Rogers Hornsby Chapter‘s regular monthly meeting.

Guest Don Anson introduced himself.  Don is from Nolanville (west of Belton), is an Army veteran and retired civil servant, is active with veterans’ affairs, and has an interest in sabermetrics.

Jim Baker reminded everyone to be thinking about their Predictatron entries, as Jim will again manage the Predictatron contest for the 2012 season.

Jan Larson is making arrangements for us to attend the Rangers-Express exhibition game at Dell Diamond on Monday evening, April 2.  If you want to pre-order tickets, get in touch with Jan asap at

General topics of discussion included pending trades (especially current speculation about AJ Burnett), the recent death of Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter at age 57, and the status of arbitration (Steve Fall reports that all pending arbitrations are settled as of tonight).

Monte Cely discussed his recent trip to Santo Domingo, DR to attend the 54th Serie del Caribe (the Caribbean World Series).  The quiz topic was “Latin American Baseball – with a Dominican flavor”.  Chuck Kauffman won the quiz with an excellent score of 22 of a possible 25.  You can take the quiz by clicking here.

The next chapter meeting will be Tuesday, March 20 – 6pm, back at Iron Works.  More information will be forthcoming.