Friday, December 5, 2008

Winter Meetings

Starting on Sunday, the Baseball Winter Meetings will be taking place in Las Vegas, and a few of us are heading west for the event.

It's about five days worth of seminars, league meetings, networking, trade shows (by far my favorite part of the meetings), awards banquets, and idea exchanges that hopefully contribute to the enhancement of the overall Cyclones experience. Among other things, the Meetings provide an opportunity to see what our colleagues and competitors are doing, and vice versa. The gathering gives teams a chance to explore what works, what doesn't work, and what we might be able to improve on. Some of our most exciting theme nights and giveaways have been spawned at the Winter Meetings, and hopefully this year will inspire even more.

It's not ALL work, of course, and this year's particular location has made the '09 Meetings one of the most highly anticipated in recent memory. While we're away, I'll try to report in with updates and long as they don't ruin any surprises we have in store for the summer (or get anyone in hot water). I'll clue you in on some of what we learn, some of what we see, and some of the ideas we're kicking around. Basically, I'll try to make sure that not everything that happens in Vegas will stay in Vegas. But don't worry, your inside look will have its limits. I'll spare you the gory details of rooming with Gary, or as I like to call him, "Captain Underpants!"

-- Dave

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