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Take Me Out to ... The Winter Meetings In Vegas, Baby, Vegas
JOE POSNANSKI
December 22, 2008
Baseball's annual swap meet was a mere sideshow to the circus of showgirls, rodeo, slots and neon kitsch, but it ultimately delivered a $161 million jackpot, a 4 a.m. free-agent signing and a 12-player—12!—trade. (Plus the usual frenzy of rumors, half-truths, outright lies and the stem-winding stories from the old baseball men)
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December 22, 2008

Take Me Out To ... The Winter Meetings In Vegas, Baby, Vegas

Baseball's annual swap meet was a mere sideshow to the circus of showgirls, rodeo, slots and neon kitsch, but it ultimately delivered a $161 million jackpot, a 4 a.m. free-agent signing and a 12-player—12!—trade. (Plus the usual frenzy of rumors, half-truths, outright lies and the stem-winding stories from the old baseball men)

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SA: Zoo.

BW: You hearing anything?

SA: Naw. All quiet.

BW: What about that thing?

SA: Dead.

BW: I heard there's movement.

SA: Wait. Which thing?

BW: Baltimore.

SA: Yeah. It's dead.

BW: Too bad.

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