December 6th, 2016
Today, the 6th of December, which is St.Nicholas Day, was my last day at the Baseball Winter Meetings, however, like I said yesterday, it was probably my most successful day of the three.
The day started with breakfast at the Pienza Marketplace, which had one of the best breakfast buffets I had seen in any hotel I have visited, and I have visited a lot of the years.
I had a Belgian Waffle and some Bacon, alongside some pastries. They were very good, and I especially enjoyed the powdered sugar, something I usually don’t care for.
I then decided to look at the MLB Network set, which I had been admiring for the past few days. In fact, while I was standing in the back lobby, someone sent me a photo of me in the background of the “High Heat with Christopher Russo” show!
After that neat experience, I went to Brian Kenny’s (the popular host of “MLB Now”) book signing. He recognized me from a few days ago, and we had a good conversation about his book and his work on the MLB Network. I’ll review the book hopefully once I finish reading it.
Lunch followed this event, and I then went to the Baseball Trade Show, which was located in the Convention Center of the Gaylord National. I will be writing up a way more in-depth article tomorrow about the Trade Show, but here are a few candids:
Alas, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and, when the sun rises tomorrow, my Winter Meetings journey will be over. My coverage does not end tonight, I still have two to three more posts that I want to publish that have been backlogged, and will come out tomorrow, and I’ll post a general recap on Thursday, but I wanted to take this time to thank some of the people that made this day possible.
- My parents, for taking the journey with me to the Winter Meetings for the second year in a row.
- Jeff Lantz, for giving me credentials, which he didn’t have to do, and allowing me into the Trade Show. He made this experience super memorable and special.
- Brian Kenny, for personally saying Hi whenever he saw me, and remembering my name, which is quite the feat considering all the people that must say “hello” to him on a daily basis.
- Robert Manfred, for being at the helm of this great event.
- Steve Gelbs, Greg Amsinger and other TV Personalities, for being accessible and willing to take photos.
- To the staff at the Gaylord for being amazing hosts.
I look forward to the 2017 Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida!
Considering I’m here at the 2016 Winter Meetings, I wanted to showcase an older post from my first time at the Winter Meetings, last year:
The Winter Meetings have long been touted as the biggest week in the MLB offseason. This year, the MLB Winter Meetings are being held in the Gaylord Opryland hotel, and that’s where I am now!
Before I go into any details about the Meetings or the Mets, I want to thank the people that got everything worked out that allowed me to come down here. It’s a very prestigious event and I know that space at the Resort is limited, and I’m very proud to cover these meetings for MetsPlus.com, I hope it’s the first of a few.
MLB Network’s desk for their daily coverage of the Meetings
I’ve already seen people I know from MLB Network TV shows, and there is a great energy in the building. I flew in from New York late last night, and I just checked in at this amazing resort. Inside the resort, there…
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