January 10th USSM Event

Dave · December 30, 2008 at 6:18 am · Filed Under Mariners 

We told you hold the date – now we tell you why. On Saturday, January 10th, we’re hosting the latest USSM/LL event. The guests for the afternoon are Mariners Asst. GM Tony Blengino and Mariners scouting director Tom McNamara. These are the two guys that Zduriencik brought over from Milwaukee – Blengino is the guy behind the Department of Baseball Research that is being established and the one pushing the organization into the 21st century of baseball analysis. McNamara is the top scout in the organization, and will be running the amateur draft this summer. They’re both going to be a lot of fun to talk to.

The event is at the downtown Seattle Central Library from 1:30 to 5:30 on Saturday, January 10th. We won’t be providing food, so we’ve lowered the price to $10, which just goes to defray the costs of the room rental. We’re trying to improve the whole registration/payment process for these things, so if you want to attend, click on the button below and donate $10.

Click here to lend your support to: USSM/LL Jan 10 Feed and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

Do not click the anonymous button, as we need your name to show up on the list of donaters -that will be the list we use at the door to let people in. If you’re paying for multiple people, send an email to the USSM account with the names of the people you’re bringing so that we can make sure everyone is on the list. And if you’re totally anti-paypal, send us an email too and we’ll work something out.

But, yea, January 10th, four hours of baseball talk with Derek, the LL gang, and two of the big wigs in the M’s new front office. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so I encourage you guys to go.


24 Responses to “January 10th USSM Event”

  1. Sports on a Schtick on December 30th, 2008 8:13 am

    …so there won’t be all-you-can-eat pizza?

  2. wabbles on December 30th, 2008 8:19 am

    Silva ate it all.

  3. Graham on December 30th, 2008 8:20 am


  4. arbeck on December 30th, 2008 8:20 am

    I wish I could come. Of all the days, you had to pick the one I’m busy. And seeing how I have almost no life, that is quite amazing.

  5. Sports on a Schtick on December 30th, 2008 8:29 am

    Graham remembers.

  6. Mike Snow on December 30th, 2008 8:55 am

    Well, that was amusing to revisit. You can tell that was before Bedard, though, Derek was trying to defend Bavasi’s record on trades.

  7. msb on December 30th, 2008 9:11 am

    any time Larry Stone wants to drop by again ….

  8. Andren on December 30th, 2008 9:32 am

    Living out of the area sucks. Any chance of audio for us out of towners?

    I’d be willing to donate just for that.

  9. Broadcast James on December 30th, 2008 10:18 am

    What’s the parking like down there??

  10. arbeck on December 30th, 2008 10:21 am

    Broadcast James,

    Parking is easy, but expensive. Expect to pay $5-$10 to park in a lot or a garage. Street parking is readily available, but there is a 2 hour limit.

    I’d advise taking the bus if at all possible.

  11. Evan on December 30th, 2008 10:49 am

    That’s not bad for parking.

    I’ll have to pay $90 to rent a car, and then $10 for parking.

    Luckily the border guards don’t require bribes.

  12. xxtinynickxx on December 30th, 2008 11:22 am

    Would it be possible to pay the day of the event, as my paycheck does not arrive tell the 10th :).

  13. msb on December 30th, 2008 11:23 am

    so, once we have a head count should we all bring snacks?

  14. Dave on December 30th, 2008 11:30 am

    If you can’t pay right now, email us, and we’ll work something out.

    This event’s going to be non-food – the room rental rates go up pretty fast once you pay for the right to bring food and such, and we’re trying to keep the costs down for as many people to attend as possible, so no food this time. That’s one of the reasons we scheduled it after lunch and before dinner, so people will hopefully eat before they come.

  15. msb on December 30th, 2008 11:44 am

    oh, pshaw.

  16. Evan on December 30th, 2008 1:00 pm

    I’d like to point out that you scheduled this event in the middle of Inuary.

  17. msb on December 30th, 2008 1:12 pm

    “Acceptable gatherings, if any, will entail little or no small talk, and will involve very small groups of people talking quietly about ideas and/or feelings.”

    excellent timing, then.

  18. Breadbaker on December 30th, 2008 1:58 pm

    Thanks for putting together a great-looking event. These are exactly the guys from whom we can learn how the new regime is different.

  19. wabbles on December 30th, 2008 2:19 pm

    “and you see me like that, I just have to admit that it’s all coming back to me..”

    It’s all coming back to me now. As I remember, the first time we just asked questions. The second time we submitted questions and the hosts screened them and funneled them to the guests. What’s the protocol this time?

  20. eponymous coward on December 30th, 2008 3:38 pm

    This is the second time one of these has been scheduled when I’m out of town. Le sigh.

  21. Evan on December 30th, 2008 4:47 pm

    What’s the protocol this time?

    Yeah. Does Derek get all the softball questions again?

  22. msb on December 30th, 2008 5:53 pm

    How many Jeffs will there be?

    And will they be labeled?

  23. Jeff Nye on December 30th, 2008 5:55 pm


  24. DaveValleDrinkNight on December 30th, 2008 10:29 pm

    I’m working and have family in town.


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