In conjunction with this the Minnesota Baseball Association Board of Directors will hold their regular January meeting at the Ramada. Meeting time is 11:00 A.M. and is open to anyone interested in amateur baseball in Minnesota. If you have never been to a Board meeting before, this would be a great time to attend your first one and see how Minnesota Baseball is governed.
The Expo itself is being hosted by General Sports and Shawn Vellek. There will be representatives from Louisville Slugger, Easton, Wilson, Rawlings, Richardson, Diamond, Majestic, Ripon Athletic, Nokona, Russell and more. These representatives have donated a bevy of very nice prizes to be given away with drawings every half hour.
General Sports and the manufacturers will have specials on equipment and uniforms all day long. Vellek was quick to point out that it isn't a requirement to order from General Sports. The manufacturers reps deal with all sporting goods stores and each team could order from their hometown stores if they wish. This is a chance to see the products, evaluate them and decide on your needs for the year.
This is also a great day to get together with other baseball people and talk about baseball. After all of this wild November and December weather we could all use that. See you on January 8, 2011 at the General Sports Baseball Expo.