FanGraphs Boston Meetup – Saber Seminar Eve (8/12/16) by Paul Swydan August 12, 2016 Dear reader, please allow this internet article to serve as the official announcement of the fourth annual FanGraphs Boston Meetup on Saber Seminar Eve. As the title makes clear, this year that day is Friday, August 12th. We’ll kick off around 7 pm, and the televisions will display the baseball match between the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. We’ll talk about it, and baseball, and beer, and maybe how ridiculous it is that the other TVs in the bar are showing preseason football because who watches those? The Meetup will be, as it always is, on the mezzanine level of Mead Hall, a fine watering hole in Cambridge, Mass., that once upon a time was an MIT bookstore. Not that you care. Mead Hall splits this upstairs mezzanine level into two areas. If you have joined us in the past, you’ll no doubt remember that we generally occupy the back half, as it is good to keep nerds out of the sight of your wealthier, more hip customers. This year however, we will occupy the front half of the mezzanine. I look forward to discussing the pros and cons of both sides of the mezzanine with you all. As always, many FanGraphs authors as well as speakers from the weekend will be in attendance. At press time, I know that myself, Dave Cameron and David Laurila will be among the FanGraphs authors in attendance. That list will undoubtedly grow longer as people firm up their travel plans. In addition, FanGraphs social media guru Michelle Jay will be there as well, and she’ll probably take photos of you. So, you know, try to shave and stuff. In addition, Saber Seminar co-organizers Chuck Korb and Dan Brooks will be there, as well as event speakers such as Alan Nathan, Harry Pavlidis and Jerry Weinstein. In addition, one of the new key new partners of the event, the Angioma Alliance, will have members in attendance, including their president and CEO, Connie Lee, as well as former Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland. Westmoreland is one of the Angioma Alliance’s chief advocates, and we all look forward to getting better acquainted with the Angioma Alliance and the work that they do. If you are going to be attending Saber Seminar, which you really should because it’s the best, then definitely come out with us on Friday night to drink some beer, talk some baseball and make some new friends!