I went to the Baseball Winter Meetings last year in Las Vegas primarily to attend the PBEO Job Fair, where hundreds (if not a thousand) people interested in a job in baseball would go to try to get one. While I was there, I made sure to head over to the Bellagio to see if I could recognize anyone. I saw Charlie Manuel, fresh off his World Series victory, introduce his step-son to someone. Tommy LaSorda was holding court all over the casino. Torii Hunter was gambling at a table. All your favorite ESPN personalities were running around trying to get some breaking news. It was cool stuff for any baseball fan. Unfortunately for me, I didn't see my idea of a big room with executives sitting around the table come to fruition, but I did come to realize that any discussion involving players takes place in a small room out of the public eye or maybe at a lunch or a drink that looks like casual conversation. There are actually meetings, too. There are league meetings and GM meetings, but of course I couldn't go into any of those.
Since the Job Fair was my main concern, let me tell you how chaotic it was. There's a room with several boards littered with