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March 28th, 2020 Baseball Winter Meetings Trivia Answer

Max Schumacher and his team — including the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association — successfully won the hosting privileges for Indianapolis for the 2009 Winter Meetings. According to Schumaker, the Winter Meetings decision makers “were worried about the cold weather, our hotel situation and other accommodations.”

By persuading the decision makers to visit the city, Schumacher and others were able to demonstrate logistical solutions such as walkways that connected hotels to the convention center. Moving baseball representatives past their assumptions was no easy task. Jimmie Lee Solomon, then major league executive vice president of baseball operations said, “We in baseball have glacier-like movement. We move forward in very slow motion.”

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