Smoky Joe Wood Chapter monthly breakfast recap – 8/15/2015

A nice time was had at the Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter breakfast on August 15, 2015. Alan Cohen had the new SABR book on Braves Field, which Hartford Senators devotee Norm Hausmann thought looked tip-top. Alan also handed out passes for the New Britain Rock Cats for two select games.

Steve Krevisky reminded us that the next group outing to the Rock Cats will be on August 29. That will be the final Saturday night home game for the team in New Britain so if you are attending get there early. The parking could be filled by 6 p.m., possibly earlier.

Steve also reminded the group that October 17 is the date of the next general meeting at Quinnipiac.

The Mike Sandlock book project was discussed. Peter Seidel, who has already drafted 3 game stories for the book, was in attendance. Karl agreed to get a health update on Mr. Sandlock. Alan clarified the progress on interviews with Sandlock’s team mates. Deadline for all pieces in the book is Sept. 15. It is not too late to write for this project; contact Karl if interested.

The next issue of The Wood Pile will come out in January and there was some discussion about writing subjects.  Larry Levine’s next book review could be about Norman Macht’s third tome on Connie Mack – or not. Tom Zocco is thinking about a piece to follow his write-up on Dick “The Monster” Radatz.

Naturally, there was talk about the Toronto-New York series happening this weekend.  With 9 more games left to play between these 2 teams, and the opportunity to build a lead in the division, interest is high.  There was some thought that history shows that older teams do not win championships and that could be a challenge for the Bombers, who it was said have a high average age.

The next breakfast is scheduled for Sat., Sept 12, which coincidentally is also during a weekend series between the Jays and Yanks.

Same place and time: 10 am at the Hamden Town House Restaurant, Hamden, CT.

Hope you can make it!

— Karl Cicitto