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Monday, June 09, 2014

Chris Dial appointed to SABR Board of Directors, replacing Fred Worth | SABR

Congrats to BBTF’s own Chris Dial who has stepped up to fill the void on SABR’s Board of Directors. SABR will never be the same. 

Chris Dial of Durham, North Carolina, has been appointed to fill Worth’s remaining term, effective June 8, 2014. Dial, a SABR member since 1994, is a frequent contender in recent SABR Board elections. The term expires at the end of the Annual Business Meeting at the 2016 SABR convention.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 09, 2014 at 08:15 PM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Justin T seeks a heterospecific consortship Posted: June 09, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4722200)
SABR's board is now worthless.
   2. kthejoker Posted: June 09, 2014 at 09:06 PM (#4722216)
SABR's board is now worthless


Nah, just replacement level.
   3. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: June 09, 2014 at 09:17 PM (#4722220)
No worth over Worth?
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 09, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4722223)
Dialed in was one of the things that I loved back in the baseball primer days.
   5. AndrewJ Posted: June 09, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4722225)
Congratulations, Chris.
   6. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: June 09, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4722253)
Was this the same Fred Worth that wrote The Trivia Encyclopedia?
   7. Cabbage Posted: June 09, 2014 at 11:07 PM (#4722274)
I used to Lounge many moons ago, back when I interned in the safety department of a major airline (is it disturbing or reassuring that I had a lot of down time?). Anyway, someone popped in one of those days and reported that he'd just met up with Chris Dial and Larry M. for lunch, and that in order to help the hostess seat him at the correct table, he told her, "I'm having lunch with the two ugliest guys in this place."

I have no idea if this is true or not, but congrats Chris!
   8. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 09, 2014 at 11:09 PM (#4722276)
Congrats!
   9. We don't have dahlians at the Palace of Wisdom Posted: June 09, 2014 at 11:37 PM (#4722288)
I can't wait to read this thread again when it gets bumped tomorrow afternoon!
   10. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 09, 2014 at 11:42 PM (#4722291)
If any thread deserves a Dial back, it's this one. Congrats!
   11. Shredder Posted: June 09, 2014 at 11:56 PM (#4722298)
Finally, they put a SCIENTIST! on the board.
   12. Ray (CTL) Posted: June 10, 2014 at 12:48 AM (#4722317)
Congrats, Chris.
   13. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: June 10, 2014 at 01:30 AM (#4722327)
I second Rafael Bellylard's question. I read the covers off that book when I was a kid.
   14. villageidiom Posted: June 10, 2014 at 07:15 AM (#4722342)
SAND.
   15. AndrewJ Posted: June 10, 2014 at 07:28 AM (#4722344)
#6 and #13>> I don't think it's the same guy. According to a quick web search, the trivia author Fred L. Worth was a former Sacramento air traffic controller, and his first book was published in 1974 -- the Fred Worth in the SABR membership directory is a math professor, and was born in 1958.
   16. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 10, 2014 at 08:40 AM (#4722353)
Was this the same Fred Worth that wrote The Trivia Encyclopedia?


Is this the same Chris Dial who posts here?
   17. Foghorn Leghorn Posted: June 10, 2014 at 09:00 AM (#4722359)
Yes, it is the same Chris Dial. I hope you all get excited enough to join, if you aren't joined.
   18. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: June 10, 2014 at 10:14 AM (#4722428)
THAT guy was the best they could do, seriously? Wow, OK.
   19. Charles S. is a big fan of Outerbridge Horsey Posted: June 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM (#4722429)
Way to go, Foghorn. You're going to do great.
   20. Mefisto Posted: June 10, 2014 at 10:23 AM (#4722434)
Couldn't have picked a better guy. Congratulations Chris.
   21. chemdoc Posted: June 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4722561)
Let the afternoon's re-reading commence. Congrats!
   22. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 10, 2014 at 01:00 PM (#4722566)
Overrated.
   23. Srul Itza Posted: June 10, 2014 at 01:07 PM (#4722571)
Scientist
Inventor of Life-Saving Airport Device
SABR Board Member

"he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."
   24. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 10, 2014 at 01:48 PM (#4722593)
In the event of a water landing, Chris Dial can be used as a flotation device.
   25. Obo Posted: June 10, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4722601)
Congratulations, Foghorn. Nice to finally get recognition for saving A-Rod's life that time.
   26. JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: June 10, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4722721)
Congrats Dial!
   27. Steve Treder Posted: June 10, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4722785)
Yay Chris!
   28. Publius Publicola Posted: June 10, 2014 at 05:49 PM (#4722842)
18. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: June 10, 2014 at 10:14 AM (#4722428)

THAT guy was the best they could do, seriously? Wow, OK.

22. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: June 10, 2014 at 01:00 PM (#4722566)

Overrated


Sabermetrics makes strange bedfellows.
   29. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 10, 2014 at 05:53 PM (#4722846)
Sabermetrics makes strange bedfellows.


One of those two is serious, and the other is owed drinks by the floatation device.
   30. Downtown Bookie Posted: June 10, 2014 at 06:19 PM (#4722862)
Congrats!

DB

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