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April Newsletter

APSE Northeast Region to meet in Cooperstown May 3-4 April 14, 2009

 The APSE Northeast Region will meet in Cooperstown, N.Y. at the National Baseball Hall of Fame May 3-4.

Best Western in Cooperstown has a very good rate at $89. You can even get $71 if seven day advance, but it’s non-refundable (scroll down page to find better rates). Here is a link to the site: http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/selectRoom.do

Please RSVP to Sean Barker (sbarker@nhregister.com or apsenortheast@gmail) if you would be attending Sunday, Monday morning or Monday afternoon so we can make reservations for dinner Sunday and give the Hall of Fame a head count for the morning tour.

For all of the seminars, please send links to Web sites and/or PDFs of pages. All of these sessions will be very interactive and discussion driven.

A look at the schedule:

Pregame: Afternoon individual tours of Hall of Fame and dinner Sunday. Tours on your own. We will meet in lobby at 5 p.m. for dinner. Here is link to Hall of Fame. Open 9-5, $16.50 admission fee. http://web.baseballhalloffame.org

Monday

8:45-11 a.m.: Batting practice: Behind the scenes tour of Hall of Fame, including a look at the research department and tools you can use for baseball stories.

11:05-11:15 a.m.: Throwing out the first pitch: Business meeting.

11:15 a.m.-noon: First inning: Modernizing your ballparks. Best ideas to spruce up Web coverage of baseball, on all levels.

12:10-1 p.m.: Second inning: Sacrifices and squeeze plays. What have you had to cut back (part-timers, freelancers, travel), and what impact has that had on section. Everyone is facing tighter space, how have you adjusted. How do you present roundups, agates, etc. Hoping to have lunch here as well, very light ballpark fare if we can.

1:10-2 p.m.: Third inning: Stealing signs. A look at good baseball pages from around the country and how some of us might be changing our looks this year.

2:10-3 p.m.: Fourth inning: Home runs. Best ideas. Albany coverage of AHL bus crash.

3-3:15 p.m.: Fourth-inning stretch: Postseason glance. A look at Pittsburgh/Boston.

3:25-4:30 p.m.: Fifth inning: Manager’s new role. How to keep the "clubhouse" in competitive spirits in these difficult times. Joe Sullivan, Boston Globe.

Sean Barker is the Sports Editor of the New Haven Register and can be reached at sbarker@nhregister.com or at 203-789-5700.

Officers

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

President
ESPN.com

Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

First Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch
(retired)

Bill Eichenberger

Bill Eichenberger

Secretary/Treasurer
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