A-Rod’s onerous contract, Barry Bond’s coaching job and people skills, the New Britain Bees, Bristol Blues and Hartford Yard Goats, Sandlock book sales and the VIP screening of Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson film.
Those themes were among those discussed at today’s chapter breakfast at the Hamden Town House.
Steve K. got a widely affirmative reaction for attending a Yankee home game as a group. It was agreed that a weekend day game would be the best choice. Steve said he would email to all a survey to determine price, seating and schedule preferences. Until then you can review the attachments to this post to study the Yankee group ticket discount schedule, the ticket price by section discount level, and the upscale hospitality options.
Also Of Note:
Larry Levine has interest in attending the Jazz and Jackie/ Ken Burns Film event on April 8. Let Larry know if you are going.
Karl, Gary and Alan plan to enjoy a round of golf sooner than later. Let one of them know if you would like to join in as well.
On May 9 at the Prospect Library, Erik Sherman, author of Mookie: Life, Baseball & The ’86 Mets will appear.
On June 18 at 10 AM, there will be a chapter screening of HANO! A Century In The Bleachers at Middlesex Community College.
NEXT UP: A Chapter Breakfast in May. Details to come.
Among those attending were Larry Howard, Tom Monitto, Larry Levine, Bill Ryczek, Stan Dziurgot, Steve Krevisky, Gary Gold, Larry Levine, Marjorie Adams, Alan Cohen and Karl Cicitto.
Good morning, SABR Friends. Here's the latest in Chapter news and notes. Please read and Mark your calendar.... PRESENTING OLD SANDBAGS WITH HIS BOOK 6 contributors to the Sandlock book will present the tome to Mike on March 19 at Innis Ardens. Due to club restrictions, this gathering can't be opened up to all members I regret to say. If Mike is up to it, He will sign copies of the book and adhesive book plates for our chapter members. SANDLOCK BOOK SALES TO DATE We have sold 26 copies directly as a chapter at $10 each. Each book costs us $9.15 to publish so it's important to try to sell all 100 copies initially printed. 18 copies have sold so far on Amazon. (Print on Demand.) The chapter makes $5 on each book. I send a royalty report to Steve, Stan and Alan weekly. Purchasing a book directly from the chapter is $6 cheaper than buying on Amazon. If you would like to buy a book please email me and I will send you the details. BREAKFAST ON MARCH 26 Our next breakfast will be at 10 AM on March 26 at the Hamden Town House. Join in for good fellowship and lively baseball conversation. Beyond this specific breakfast, we want to identify potential alternate breakfast sites because attendance at the breakfasts exceeds how much space the Town House can offer. Please email me with suggestions about a different breakfast site if you have one. We want to stay centrally located and have a back or side room and an affordable menu. THE WOOD PILE The news budget for the summer edition of TWP tentatively includes trivia, book news, a book review, a piece on Mickey Mantle's 1956 TC/MVP season, the HOF case for Harlond Clift, a conversation with Bill MacLeod, Dinner with Jim Bouton and other features. More is needed. Please let me know what you may be interested in contributing to TWP. All submissions are needed by July 1. HANO! A DOCUMENTARY SCREENING, JUNE 18 There will be a chapter screening of HANO! A Century In The Bleachers at 10 AM at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Jon Leonoudakis. Coffee, Decaf, water and munchkins will be available. You can purchase a DVD of the film for $20 plus shipping at www.hanodoc.com. A limited autographed bundle is available, too, and it includes the film DVD and a copy of the book, A Day In The Bleachers, signed by Arnold Hano. The bundle is $50. If you are interested in the bundle please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll set up a group shipment to minimize shipping expenses for all. Have a wonderful week and GO HUSKIES! Best, Karl