Scott Boras is such a good sports agent that he can negotiate a one-year, $10-million contract for a Major League Baseball player coming off a season in which he batted below .200. Boras closed that deal for Carlos Peña with the Chicago Cubs this month. The offseason is when Boras' clients usually earn the most they can for swinging a bat or throwing a baseball. Boras Corp. is in Newport Beach.
Becky Bailey-Findley, the former chief executive of the OC Fair & Event Center, came back on the local scene in 2010. Recently it was announced that she would serve as interim chief executive if the deal to sell the fairgrounds went through. If Newport Beach-based Facilities Management West is allowed to buy the fairgrounds, expect to see Bailey-Findley in charge until a permanent chief is named.