Young: Arizona Fall League: Good baseball, good friends

From SABR member Geoff Young at Padres Public on December 19, 2013:

Last month I made my annual trek to the Arizona Fall League for a much-needed dose of good baseball and good friends. Each year, SABR’s Flame Delhi Chapter hosts a conference that has become a must for me.

Baseball Prospectus subscribers can read about my experience at the 2012 conference here and here. For everyone else, a quick summary: It was awesome.

This year’s event? Same story. Organizer Rodney Johnson, the Diamondbacks’ official scorer, puts on a great show. He knows everyone in town and gets many of them to participate.

Guests included legendary baseball executive and AFL founder Roland Hemond; retired big-leaguers Ron Davis, Lou Klimchock, and Ken Phelps; former Padres first-round pick Dave Hilton; and former Padres Cy Young Award winner Mark Davis.

Beyond famous people, the conference was filled with folks who can watch and talk baseball all day. It’s my kind of place.

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Originally published: December 19, 2013. Last Updated: December 19, 2013.