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Not a creature was stirring . . .

Dec 24, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

Christmas Tree.jpgOr tweeting, even.  Yes, even the hyperactive hot stove season sleeps sometimes, and it appears as though it has gone to sleep for Christmas as of late this morning.  Oh, someone may still be doing some last minute shopping — at least one store is open, with plenty left on the shelves — but most of anyone who matters in baseball is home with their families enjoying some quiet time. As they should be.  And as you should too, if you’re able and fortunate enough to do so.

If someone gets restless and decides to do something — there are still some relievers Anaheim hasn’t signed yet — one of us will do a quick post about it, but as for now, we’re knocking off.

I can’t speak for Aaron, Matthew, D.J. or Bob, but later this evening I’ll be pouring some brown liquor over ice and watching Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed do their thing.  Then I’m going to go to sleep, hoping that Santa Claus brings my Braves Matt Holliday with some insane back-loaded contract or something.  Hope you get what you asked for too.

Merry Christmas, everyone.   

  1. Jonas - Dec 24, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    merry Christmas craig. thanks for all the hard work and humor. you add so much to the baseball community

  2. Ryan - Dec 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Anything new to report about Matt Capps?

  3. Ice Berg - Dec 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Too long; didn’t read.

  4. lar @ wezen-ball - Dec 24, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Ditto what Jonas said! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all!

  5. APBA Guy - Dec 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Since I’ve moved to California I’m not just an A’s fan, but also an ambassador for the uniquely Californian treats that keep people here despite all the nonsense.
    Given that it’s Christmas and you are a fan of brown liquor I offer you Germain-Robin Shareholder’s Reserve Brandy, distilled in Ukiah. Dollar for dollar about twice as good as French stuff, meaning the Shareholder’s Reserve is under $ 100 and much better than XO.
    That’s a holiday tradition I can get behind.
    Thanks for all the amusement this year.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Chez - Dec 24, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Looks like Nick Francona couldn’t hit the curveball.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/columns/story?columnist=edes_gordon&id=4768399

  7. John Willumsen - Dec 24, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Merry Christmas Craig, thanks for everything. Hope you and your family have a wonderful X-mas.

  8. The Rabbit - Dec 24, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Merry Christmas, Craig, Mrs. Shyster, Shysterkids, and Shysterfans.
    “G-d(However you may perceive Him/Her) Bless Us, Every One!”

  9. Stuart - Dec 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Craig,
    thanks and Merry Christmas

  10. 2cents - Dec 24, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Craig…
    I don’t comment much but I follow along daily (albeit hourly). Thanks!!
    Merry Christmas to the CTB family and your readers. Pretty cool you guys do this!

  11. Jason @ IIATMS - Dec 24, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Great work, Craig.
    A merry and a happy to you and yours…

  12. Floyd - Dec 24, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Way to call the Angels by the wrong name. Why not call that team in New York the Highlanders? After all, it’s only been 88 years since they changed names…

  13. BanGuysLikeChez - Dec 24, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Wow, that post was so incredibly wrong.
    How could you say something like that, when Nick Francona is serving our country and going to do something far more important than hitting a curveball?

  14. ChezNuYawkFan - Dec 24, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    That’s the only conclusion. Chez must be a Yankees fan…

  15. Andy L - Dec 25, 2009 at 12:42 AM

    Merry Christmas to you, Carleen, and the kids!

  16. Thruighkel - Jan 7, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Hi sweet post there. keep it up.I seriously like to browse your site.Last of all have good day

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