May 14th, 2016


Austin-Irving Branch of the Chicago Public Libraries
6100 W. Irving Park, in Chicago

Pre meeting lunch
Burgundy Restraurent
5959 W. Irving Park Road (SE Corner of Austin and Irving, a block east of library)
11:30-12:30

Meeting from 1-4:30

The lineup for the meeting is as follows:

* Phil Rogers -- who writes for mlb.com and was formerly a longtime baseball columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Phil will discuss current baseball topics and the state of the local ball teams. (Had To Cancel)

* Josh Nelson who writes and runs the podcasts for the South Side Sox blog. Josh will discuss the evolution of South Side Sox, the new things being considered for implementation in the near future, and how the site fits in the White Sox media world.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

* Greg Wolf who edited and wrote a good portion of the recent SABR publication Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs. Greg will discuss aspects of the book.
Presentation

* Bruce Allardice noted Civil War historian and Black Sox Scandal expert. Bruce will discuss his article in the very recent issue of Baseball Research Journal entitled 'Playing Rotten, It Ain't That Hard To Do': How the Black Sox Threw the 1920 Pennant.

If you are available before the meeting, members will be getting together for lunch from 11:30m to 12:30am at the Burgundy Restaurant at 5959 W. Irving Park Road (southeast corner of Austin and Irving and a block east of the library). Look for members (most likely wearing baseball caps) in the back section behind the cashier where there are some larger tables.