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!