By Ray Brewer | Las Vegas Sun
Don Logan, the Las Vegas 51s president and longtime face of professional baseball here, has been attending the Baseball Winter Meetings in early December for nearly four decades. From Nashville to Florida, he reunites with colleagues and promotes Las Vegas baseball.
He’s seen setups made easy for attendees of the weeklong event, which brings together executives from every major and minor league franchise to discuss business. And he’s seen some that have been tough to navigate, making the task of getting to multiple workshops and appointments a challenge.
Las Vegas’ 2008 attempt at hosting the meeting fell, unfortunately, into the latter category. The conference was split over three locations—the Bellagio, Las Vegas Hilton (now Westgate Las Vegas) and Las Vegas Convention Center, which hosted the popular trade show for vendors equipment.
“It was disjointed and left a bad taste in people’s mouths,” Logan remembers.