FanGraphs Boston Meetup – Saber Seminar Eve (8/15/14)

Sometimes, we nerds like to go out on the town. One of those times is the weekend of the Saber Seminar, which is one of the best events (if not the best) on the yearly sabermetric and/or sabermatic calendar. This year’s Saber Seminar is August 16-17. So, just as we did last year, we’re once again going to set up shop at The Mead Hall in Cambridge the night before Saber Seminar, on Friday, August 15th!

Last year’s event was a great time, if I say so myself. Mead Hall has a nice little upstairs lounge that herded us nerds into a corner where we couldn’t hurt anyone with our math gave us some privacy. Combine that with good food and over 100 beers on tap, and that’s a winning equation!

We’ll be kicking things off around 7 pm, which is coincidentally right around the time when the Red Sox will begin the second game of a four-game set with the Astros. My sources tell me that folks like Dave Cameron, David Appelman, Carson Cistulli, Matt Swartz and David Laurila will be on the premises for the event, as well as Saber Seminar event organizers Dan Brooks and Chuck Korb.

Saber Seminar itself is sold out, but whether or not you have a ticket, you should come by Mead Hall and join us for an evening of beer and baseball. We can discuss what defensive position Xander Bogaerts should be playing, just how much of a problem George Springer‘s strikeout rate is, and much, much more.

We look forward to seeing you there!




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Paul Swydan is the managing editor of The Hardball Times and a writer and editor for FanGraphs. He has written for the Boston Globe, ESPN MLB Insider and ESPN the Magazine, among others. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan.


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  1. Ian Snell says:

    I am so F#$@ING PUMPED FOR THIS.

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  2. 19 year old person says:

    Do you have to be 21 to come?

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    • Paul Swydan says:

      Just heard from the bar. The answer is, mostly, yes. The bar is two floors. People under 21 are more than welcome to be on the first floor, where they can have dinner and such, but the second floor, where our event will be, is 21+ only.

      My apologies.

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  3. 18 Year Old says:

    Bottom floor is gonna be filled with a lot of guys wishing they were upstairs

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