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And now for some Winter Meetings flavor

Dec 10, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT


Two writers I met and hung out with at the Winter Meetings were Eno Sarris of FanGraphs and Rotoworld (and several other sites) and Amanda Rykoff of espnW.  Both were cool people in person, and both have some sharp and funny observations about the behind-the-scenes aspects of the Winter Meetings today:

  • Eno breaks down the dress code of the Winter Meetings. It’s shockingly accurate. All it’s missing is “bloggers from Ohio who didn’t bring a coat because they assumed it was warm in Orlando wore shirts under sweaters under corduroy blazers every day because they were freezing their kiesters off.”
  • Amanda gives her general thoughts about her first-ever Winter Meetings, and more or less nails it.  People often ask “what happens at the Winter Meetings?”  The answer, as she makes clear, is not easy to grasp. You could walk right by them and not see a thing. But you quickly realize that there’s more than meets the eye.

Now, the only thing left to really close out the Winter Meetings is for me to seek out, find and destroy the video a certain writer made of me singing before it hits the Internet.  Because, um, it’s a total fake that really isn’t me. Or something.

And yes, I used this as another excuse to post the pic of the hotel in which the Meetings were held because I know Old Gator thinks it’s ugly.

  1. Jason @ IIATMS - Dec 10, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    I got to briefly meet both Eno and Amanda at the Bloomberg event last winter. If there were two people worth meeting, you met them.

  2. apbaguy - Dec 10, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Craig, I prodded OG to visit you during the Winter meeting, but he refused, citing “building ugliness disturbing my Wa”, or some such thing. Evidently the zen is strong in this one. He did threaten to see you in Spring.

    • Old Gator - Dec 10, 2010 at 3:30 PM

      I can only be too grateful that he didn’t post the Tropicana Crypt as well.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 10, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Are you saying that mega-deals are done with nods and reading the eyes of the other parties involved?

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