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Offseason Leads to Postseason

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It was the day after last December's baseball winter meetings, and I was snuggled into a window seat for the flight home.

The stranger seated next to me carried a red-covered notebook. I was listening to my iPod. He was reading USA Today.

Midway in the flight, a guy wearing a knit shirt with a Los Angeles Angels logo walked back to our row from the first class cabin and began to chat with the stranger. He clearly had no idea who I was, but I recognized the visitor right away as Angels general manager Tony Reagins.

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