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   1. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: June 06, 2010 at 08:05 PM (#3551819)
I'm out this year. I'm getting married in October and just cannot fit SABR into the schedule. However, I did sell the future Mrs. GGC on next year's trip.
   2. Foghorn Leghorn Posted: June 06, 2010 at 10:26 PM (#3551931)
I will be at the convention. I am unsure of my arrival. If my family attends, unknown, then Woodfire will be a big deal. I would like either seats.

THe SABR game is Friday? The Braves are retiring Glavine's number on Saturday with a giveaway as well.
   3. Guapo Posted: June 06, 2010 at 10:34 PM (#3551935)
unlimited hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, French fries, nachos, frozen treats, soda, Coca-Cola, and water.


This won't end well.
   4. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 07, 2010 at 12:31 AM (#3551992)
I'm out this year. I'm getting married in October and just cannot fit SABR into the schedule. However, I did sell the future Mrs. GGC on next year's trip.


You and Rauseo too? Who's left to do the rabble-rousing??

Next year's trip to the Left Coast should have been an easy sell.

I expect to arrive on Wednesday at around 2 PM, and leave Sunday around noon. I won't be going to the game this year because Paula will be coming in Thursday night and we're seeing some friends on Friday.

-- MWE
   5. Neal Traven Posted: June 07, 2010 at 01:47 AM (#3552025)
1. Are you coming to the convention?
What a silly question. It'll be #21 in a row.

2. When are you arriving/leaving?
I'm flying in on Tuesday night, and -- for the first time in eight years -- I don't have to go to the Board meeting on Wednesday. My return flight is late afternoon on Sunday.

3. Will you be able to go to dinner Wednesday night?
Put me down as a definite YES for dinner at Woodfire Grill. I thought Kevin should have won TC last year, though he had his worst day of the season when it counted most (choker!).

4. Will you be going to the ballgame Friday? If so, where are your tickets?
My ballgame ticket is in the "cheap" seats.

PS. Any Primate (or non-Primate, for that matter) who isn't making an oral or poster presentation at the convention is welcome (nay, encouraged) to participate in the on-site judging of the presentations. Further information about judging, and contact information if you're interested, on the convention website.
   6. dlf Posted: June 07, 2010 at 02:11 AM (#3552044)
1. Are you coming to the convention?
2. When are you arriving/leaving?
3. Will you be able to go to dinner Wednesday night?
4. Will you be going to the ballgame Friday? If so, where are your tickets?


1. It'll be my first since the late 80s, because ...
2. I live in the metro area
3. Sure ... even though I'm guessing Dial picked it because of the proximity to some really trashy 'gentlemen's' establishements
4. Probably
   7. Mike Webber Posted: June 07, 2010 at 02:30 AM (#3552057)
1. Are you coming to the convention?
2. When are you arriving/leaving?
3. Will you be able to go to dinner Wednesday night?
4. Will you be going to the ballgame Friday? If so, where are your tickets?



1. Yes
2. Arrive Tuesday about 2pm, anyone headed to the Mets game that night? Dial?
Fly out Sunday at 1:30ish.
3. Woodfire Grill Menu - Shrimp by then will be $25 a pound.
4. Centerfield tickets - was fooled into thinking the more expensive seats were the better seats. I usually talk through the entire game anyway.
   8. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: June 07, 2010 at 04:07 AM (#3552072)
Plane lands 2:50 PM Wendesday. Departs 11:25 AM Sunday

Not sure about dinner Wednesday. I might go to the MLK center/museum/whatever it exactly is that day.

Friday tickets in the cheap seats.
   9. fra paolo Posted: June 07, 2010 at 10:00 AM (#3552120)
I'm continuing my pattern of alternate conventions, so this is an 'off' year for me. I always regret not going, though.
   10. Mister High Standards Posted: June 07, 2010 at 04:24 PM (#3552335)
Sorry lads. I do like the idea of organizing dinner in advance after last years dinner fiasco.
   11. Mark Armour Posted: June 08, 2010 at 06:41 AM (#3553353)
This will be my 17th convention (Neal still calls me "rook"), unless something happens between now and August to upset my plans. I will be driving from New Orleans sometime Tuesday-Wednesday. Why New Orleans? Three of us PNWers have a tradition of flying to a *different* city a few days before the convention and then wandering over as the mood strikes. This is a relatively large wander, but not as bad as 2005 when we flew into DC for the Toronto convention.

As for the rest of it, I don't know. I never make SABR plans--they never end up working out. I am sure I will see you all there though.
   12. VCar Posted: June 08, 2010 at 11:21 AM (#3553369)
I live in Atlanta and am looking forward to meeting everyone. Will figure out if I can attend any of the events.
   13. Scott Fischthal Posted: June 12, 2010 at 07:39 PM (#3557448)
I think this is my 14th or so.

I'd love to do dinner, but my flight doesn't get in until 7:30 Wednesday night, so I'm guessing that'll be too late. My flight out on Sunday is at about 3:00.
I ended up with the field reserve seats.
   14. Fred Garvin is dead and Joe Biden is alive Posted: June 12, 2010 at 07:59 PM (#3557462)
1. Are you coming to the convention?
2. When are you arriving/leaving?
3. Will you be able to go to dinner Wednesday night?
4. Will you be going to the ballgame Friday? If so, where are your tickets?


a. Yes
b. Don't know
c. Probably, though it looks pricey
d. Yes -- don't know
   15. Fred Garvin is dead and Joe Biden is alive Posted: June 12, 2010 at 08:38 PM (#3557512)
B. Arriving Wednesday around 1-ish; leaving Sunday around 11am
D. Got the bleacher, err, "Pavilion" seats

Does anyone want to share a room?
   16. Gaylord Perry the Platypus (oi!) Posted: June 15, 2010 at 02:04 PM (#3559606)
1. Are you coming to the convention?
2. When are you arriving/leaving?
3. Will you be able to go to dinner Wednesday night?
4. Will you be going to the ballgame Friday? If so, where are your tickets?


a. Yes
b. I live in Atlanta, so this is n/a
c. Probably not
d. Yes -- cheap seats
   17. Susan Posted: June 16, 2010 at 02:17 PM (#3560738)
THe SABR game is Friday? The Braves are retiring Glavine's number on Saturday with a giveaway as well.

Nope, they're retiring it on Friday. SABR conventioneers will get to see it. And if you haven't checked out the convention website lately, the Braves Worst-to-First Players Panel on Friday is going to feature Bobby Cox and Mark Lemke (moderated by Pete van Wieren).

BTF SABRhren, please let people know about the Summer Special. Any new member who joins SABR between June 15 and July 4 can take $100 off convention registration (essentially you're registering for $19). Details here.
   18. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: July 04, 2010 at 07:13 AM (#3578334)
I've booked my travel plans and registered for the conference.

1. Yes
2. I land at 3pm Wednesday, and take off at 3pm Sunday. Joe Dimino lands and leaves at the same times, so we will probably get from/to the airport together.
3. Yes (and I said I would in the e-mail thread last month)
4. Yes. I haven't purchased my ticket yet, but I prefer the better seat/cheaper ticket. All-you-can-eat isn't a draw for me (especially since the cheaper ticket includes a $10 food/drink credit).
   19. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: July 04, 2010 at 07:20 AM (#3578335)
Speaking of travel from/to the airport, what is the best way to get from/to the airport? Any suggestions from the locals? I'd prefer public transport, to save money; unless we have a few people getting in at the same time and can make a cab affordable.
   20. Mike Webber Posted: July 19, 2010 at 02:40 AM (#3592855)
From SABR-L

"One of the benefits of making it to this year's peachy SABR convention in Atlanta will turn up in your goody bag - a free BioProject "team book" courtesy of Rounder Books. The company had some surplus stock and elected to ship 28 cartons of books to Terry Sloope, convention chair, who will hopefully have several volunteers to help him add them to the goody bags.

Thanks yet again to the many authors and editors who have helped make these team books a reality.

Bill Nowlin"


Very Cool
   21. dlf Posted: July 19, 2010 at 02:52 AM (#3592859)
Speaking of travel from/to the airport, what is the best way to get from/to the airport? Any suggestions from the locals? I'd prefer public transport, to save money; unless we have a few people getting in at the same time and can make a cab affordable.


Marta has a stop right in the airport and another in easy walking distance to the convention hotel.
   22. Susan Posted: July 30, 2010 at 01:16 AM (#3603211)
RE: Travel to and from the airport. MARTA (public transportation system, not some German girl) can drop you close to the hotel. Check the convention website for more information: http://convention.sabr.org/plan-your-trip/getting-there
   23. TomH Posted: July 30, 2010 at 02:38 AM (#3603234)
Not coming this year. I just spent my vacation time touring the upper midwest, with first-ever (for me) visits to Comerica, Wrigely, Miller, and Celular Field stadiums.

*Note: I married a VERY fine woman
   24. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: July 30, 2010 at 03:12 AM (#3603256)
Speaking of travel from/to the airport, what is the best way to get from/to the airport?


Perhaps the single thing that MARTA is good for as public transit is getting people from the airport to Downtown. When you arrive in ATL you'll go downstairs (from your arrival gate) to the transportation mall (where the trains run back to baggage claim.) Take the train in all the way to baggage claim (the concourses run E, D, C, B, A, T, Baggage Claim), exit the train and take the escalator upstairs. Then follow the signs to "ground transportation." MARTA has a station inside the airport. You'll exit MARTA at the Peachtree Center Station and drag you bags a block or two to the Sheraton.

I will be around for the convention this year. I'll be at the game Wednesday night (which should be Johann Santana v Tim Hudson, with all the Braves v Mets trimmings.) Still working on Friday night's tickets. Just now learned about the Woodfire Grill expedition. I should be able to work that in as well.

I promise to leave all sharp implements at home.

As this is my home turf I'm also available for after dinner drink suggestions. Downtown isn't exactly the center of nightlife these days, but you're within cheap cab rides of said nightlife if you so desire.

s/
   25. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 05, 2010 at 07:25 PM (#3609230)
Trader Vic's is a fun downtown drinking spot, and is walking distance to the Sheraton. It's kind of noisy, so it might not be the best spot for catching up. There's also a heat advisory for today (Thursday), and high-90s forecast for Friday.

MARTA is $2 per ride, + $0.50 to buy the (re-usable) card.
   26. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: August 06, 2010 at 03:58 PM (#3609784)
I'll be in 401 tonight.

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