Extry, Extry: Medieval Times at the Winter Meetings

Behold, perhaps the most important Google Map of our times:

Point A is the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, Texas, which I’m told will be the location of the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings. And, should you care to click and embiggen, the annotated window shows the presence of that bastion of American culinary mastery: Medieval Times Dinner And Tournament.

Consider, for just a second, the possibilities here. Imagine, a joust between Ed Wade and Ruben Amaro over which prospect is included in their next inevitable deal. Imagine, Billy Beane hustling an entire restaurant with his revolutionary way of building a joust team. Imagine, Mike Rizzo stuffing his face with a giant mutton chop and spilling the majority of a stein of mead all over his lap.

Endless possibilities, as you can plainly see:


And this only scratches the surface. Be sure, we here at NotGraphs plan on detailing a variety of scenarios we can envision between the executives of the game we love and the greatness of Medieval Times. You just can’t get this coverage anywhere else, you guys.

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I’ve never been to one of these deals. Are they the best thing ever or the worst thing ever?


Took my Danish girlfriend once.

Had a good enough time. The food was mediocre but it’s certainly more interesting than going to Chili’s or Applebee’s.

My knight was the first one killed. That was disappointing

We were served by a wench, so there was that.

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Strangely, the last time I was serviced by a wench my wife screamed and threw a brick at me. Oh, right, SERVED, not serviced – damn that honey beer…