A few months ago, we announced that we were proud to be partnering with the guys who put together the annual Saber Seminar in Boston, and as always, the event ended up selling out. With a line-up that includes Ben Cherington, Jeff Luhnow, John Farrell, and a long list of some of the smartest people involved with baseball, that wasn’t a big surprise. However, the demand for tickets was so high that the event has actually had to change buildings, and the move has allowed them to free up a few more tickets for those who procrastinated and missed out.
So, here’s the deal; in a week and a half, a couple hundred devoted baseball nerds will be descending upon Boston for a weekend of insightful talks, entertaining conversations, and general enjoyment of the game. I’ll be there — along with Tony Blengino, Paul Swydan, and David Appelman — representing FanGraphs, and it’s always one of my favorite weekends of the year. If you are going to be in Boston on August 16th and 17th, you should absolutely come to the event.
Tickets, which gets you into both days, are $140, and 100% of the proceeds go to The Jimmy Fund. The entire event is fantastic, and it raises money for cancer research, which makes it about as easy an organization to support as there is.
And don’t forget that we’re hosting a big get together the night before, so if you’re more interested in the drinking and hanging out part of things, you can come do that on Friday night, August 15th as well. The whole weekend is a lot of fun, and you should come.
Dave is the Managing Editor of FanGraphs.
What’s the WE that Farrell and Cherington come to the Meadhall meetup?
Considering that their teams will be playing at Fenway while it’s happening, I’d say 0%.