SABR, which is pronounced "saber" and whose acronym led to the creation of the word sabermetrics (mathematical tools to analyze baseball), is about much more than stats. In fact, only a minority of members pursue "number crunching" research. Rather, SABR offers a community built on shared interests, gathering the membership in two ways:
research committees, such as the Umpires and Rules Committee, which studies the evolution and proliferation of game variants and the history of on-the-field "enforcement"
regional committees, such as the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter, where SABRen with different specific interests but living in close proximity to each other gather to share fellowship