They say that just before Mother Nature unleashes her wrath of bitter weather on the unsuspecting inhabitants it gets extremely calm and quiet. Leading up to a large tsunami the waters become calm and recede away from the shore.
Over the course of the next week we will feel a similar quiet almost uneasy feeling. Beginning next week all of baseball will turn it’s attention to the Swan and Dolphin Resorts in Orlando Florida.
No it is not time for Mickey Mouse’s annual Christmas parade although there may be some who will wish to celebrate. Instead representatives from all 30 teams will descend on the two resorts at the gates of Epcot for baseball’s Winter Meetings.
There they will interact with each other in hopes of setting the groundwork or making deals that will catapult teams into an instant contender.
Player agents will likewise descend upon the outskirts of Walt Disney World hoping to make out like Captain Jack Sparrow and secure a treasure room of cash. Until then teams will work the phones setting up meetings and maybe make a few dinner reservations.
As for me, I’ll be watching the Walt Disney Vacation DVD one last time and wonder if the deals that get done next week with the Arizona Diamondbacks will make Chase Field the Happiest Place on Earth next season.