Among the things seen that weren't expected to be seen Monday during the first day of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.:
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, who is at the Gaylord Opryland mega-complex and is the lone pro athlete the Star-Telegram has seen so far. Lots of former baseball pros, though.
ESPN analyst Peter Gammons, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, working out harder and longer before 8 a.m. than anyone else in the fitness center at the Airport Marriott. Not bad for a 62-year-old who suffered a brain aneurysm fewer than 18 months ago.
No wait for a lunchtime table at Rusty's, a hotel sports bar and restaurant that serves a mean southwestern fried-chicken salad and sweet tea.