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December 11, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Winter meetings video bloopers

Yes, I know the video coverage provided by Larry Stone and myself at the winter meetings seemed utterly seamless. Wait, it didn’t? Well, we’re not exactly TV folk, as some of you took great pleasure in pointing out. We actually took all your suggestions from the first show pretty seriously, when you noted that Larry was in the shadows, or needed to speak louder because he was too far from the mike.
So, we worked on things. As you’ll see. We also dealt with a number of challenges. I thought that, in the final clip you’ll see, Larry did an excellent job of keeping a straight face and pretending that a hotel janitor hadn’t started to sweep the steps about six inches away from him while we were on camera.
If you listen, you can hear his broom banging and see a tiny bit of him just off camera to the right. That’s before he decided to walk right on by us as we were filming, doing each step along the way. A man dedicated to his work.
Larry’s a pretty funny guy, as you’ll see. He actually caught me off-guard with a little ad-libbing on the topic of Chone Figgins and when the Mariners were going to announce the move. We try to be spontaneous. Have fun with it.
Adrian Beltre has yet to sign anywhere, but his agent is asking the moon. Jason Bay got a $65 million offer from the Mets for four years. Man, if Boston is too big a fishbowl…
Tomorrow is the non-tender date. Only Mariners player I’d expect to maybe be let go is Ryan Langerhans, though with the M’s failing to secure any outfielders as of yet, I wonder whether they’d keep him around as insurance? He won’t cost a ton.

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