Announcing FanGraphs Live In Arizona

We’re happy to announce a pair of FanGraphs Live events during our trip to the Cactus League next month. Both should be a lot of fun.

FanGraphs Live At Goodyear Ballpark – Friday, March 11th, 10:30 a.m.

Get your nose out of that spreadsheet and watch a game… with a bunch of other people who also like spreadsheets.

On Friday, March 11th, the FanGraphs staff will descend on beautiful Goodyear Ballpark to watch a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Seattle Mariners. Prior to the game, we will be hosting a Q&A with several notable members of the Cleveland Indians baseball operations staff, and then our team of writers will be hanging out in a group area for the rest of the day to watch the game. Included in your admission to this event:

* Pre-Game Q&A with members of the Cleveland Indians front office

* Early admission to the park before the gates open to the public.

* Unlimited ballpark food and non-alcoholic beverages

* Approximately 4 1/2 hours of time hanging out with more than 15 members of the FanGraphs and RotoGraphs staff.

* A highly competitive baseball game between two titans of the American League. Or, at least, nine innings of baseball.

FanGraphs Live In Phoenix – Saturday, March 12th, 6:30 p.m.

Don’t want to watch a baseball game and eat unlimited amounts of food, but still want to hang out with the FanGraphs crowd? We can do that too. On Saturday, March 12th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, we will be hosting panel discussions with members of the FanGraphs and RotoGraphs staff, as well as several notable executives from various Major League front offices. They’ll talk about how statistical analysis plays a role in their decision making with their respective clubs, we’ll talk about how awesome heat maps are, and the RotoGraphs guys will talk ADP and other fantasy related topics.

The room we’ve rented for the event is slightly larger than a starter home, so space is somewhat limited. This will likely be a more intimate affair, as much as a collection of baseball statgeeks getting together on a Saturday evening can be considered intimate. Admission to this event will include:

* A chair

* A chance to ask questions of some pretty interesting people

* The right to awkwardly hang around after the event ends and see if the group ends up going to any drinking establishments nearby.

The ballpark event is $40 (which includes a ticket to the game and unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverage), while the no-game, no-food party is $20. You can really get your nerd on and attend both by purchasing the FanGraphs Weekend ticket for $50, which is of course highly recommended. Both events will feature guests from Major League front offices and copious amounts of FanGraphs staff members.

We look forward to seeing you all in Arizona.




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Dave is a co-founder of USSMariner.com and contributes to the Wall Street Journal.


19 Responses to “Announcing FanGraphs Live In Arizona”

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  1. bcp33bosox says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun…but living in Japan it is not an option. Good luck with it though, I hope it is a big success and I hope I will have a chance to go to a future event…

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  2. Ahhh that would be great. You guys have to come to DC!!

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    • Matt says:

      Spring training in DC is pretty lame though. I can only watch Senators run the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for so long.

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  3. tyler says:

    Surprise! It’s at a Mariners game.

    Siiiick. I usually like watching games where balls are hit out of the infield.

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    • Alec says:

      If Greg Halman is playing you will only see the ball be hit out of the infield (if he hits the ball at all). Just focus on watching Felix and Michael Pineda.

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    • joser says:

      It’s also an Indians game, and since the Q&A is with staff from the Indians front office, I’d say it’s more of an Indians event than an M’s one. And although I enjoy hearing these folks talk baseball no matter the organization, if I had my druthers there’s certainly several teams I’d pick ahead of the Indians. But you take what you can get.

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  4. Jon E says:

    “Fangraphs Live in Iowa”….that’s gotta be next. Can’t wait!

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  5. Houston Native says:

    Would there be any chance you guys will hold one of these in Houston?

    If that’s not possible, I often travel to Kansas City for business, so maybe some sort of Q&A involving the Kansas City front office?

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  6. Justin says:

    I’ll be there. Sounds like a fun event.

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  7. Nick says:

    Matt Cain will be there, to give Dave the douche Cameron a wedgie for ignoring a 5 year sample size of destroying Voros McCracken.

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  8. wrinklebump says:

    When you guys inevitably do one of these for a Lotte Giants/Samsung Lions match drop me a line

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  9. Bryz says:

    At the exact same time this event is being held, I’m going to be in the other state notorious for holding spring training games. Too bad, though I’m having a tough time deciding if I would prefer spending time with Carson or locating and identifying Miguel Sano.

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  10. At the exact same time this event is being held, nice post thanks for the posting awesome it is believe me…….yup!!

    Travel Wallpaper

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  11. doug K says:

    This is very frustrating. I am wanting to come to this event and clicked on the add on the front page of the web site. But I am told that it is closed. What gives? Is it cancelled or what? If it is sold out or cancelled please remove the ad tag on the front page!

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