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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from HardballTalk

Dec 25, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

source: Reuters

Christmas isn’t typically a busy day in the baseball world, so you probably won’t be hearing much from us over the next several hours. Enjoy whatever it is you enjoy, and maybe check in with our friends at ProBasketballTalk as they cover the season-opening marathon of NBA games. Happy Holidays!

  1. lewp - Dec 25, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Merry Christmas HBT, and thanks for a great year of coverage and giving me my baseball news.

    Now, looking forward to pitchers and catchers reporting….

  2. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Dec 25, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to all, even you Phillie fans :)

    • Old Gator - Dec 25, 2011 at 9:10 PM

      Cueing up Bad(er) Santa, the uncut version, for some merry viewing tonight. “Aww Willie, you done pissed yourself….”

  3. okwhitefalcon - Dec 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Happy Holidays HBT.

    Please keep the wit, wisdom, snark and sarcasm coming in 2012!

    • Old Gator - Dec 25, 2011 at 2:26 PM

      Christmas time is here, by golly,
      Disapproval would be folly,
      Deck the halls with hunks of holly,
      Fill the cup and don’t say “when.”
      Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens,
      Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens,
      Even though the prospect sickens,
      Brother, here we go again.

      On Christmas Day you can’t get sore,
      Your fellow man you must adore,
      There’s time to rob him all the more
      The other three hundred and sixty-four.

      Relations, sparing no expense’ll
      Send some useless old utensil,
      Or a matching pen and pencil.
      “Just the thing I need! How nice!”
      It doesn’t matter how sincere it
      Is, nor how heartfelt the spirit,
      Sentiment will not endear it,
      What’s important is the price.

      Hark the Herald Tribune sings,
      Advertising wondrous things.
      God rest ye merry, merchants,
      May you make the Yuletide pay.
      Angels we have heard on high
      Tell us to go out and buy!

      So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
      Hail our dear old friend Kris Kringle,
      Driving his reindeer across the sky.
      Don’t stand underneath when they fly by.

      …Tom Lehrer

      • jimbo1949 - Dec 25, 2011 at 3:10 PM

        Wonder how he’d feel 50 years later?

      • Old Gator - Dec 25, 2011 at 7:05 PM

        Well done Jimbo. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without him.

  4. scatterbrian - Dec 25, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Glad tidings HBT!

  5. crankyfrankie - Dec 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Merry Christmas to all here. Thanks for the comments that always brighten a day.

  6. JBerardi - Dec 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    What, no “airing of grievances” post? You know we need one.

    Festivus for the rest of us.

  7. cur68 - Dec 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Happy Christmas. Remember in vino veritas so I hope there is much rejoicing and truth for all of you these holidays. Cheers.

    • Old Gator - Dec 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

      Happy holidays, even those of you who insist on trying to talk yourselves into finding redemptive aspects to that unnatural meteorological condition called weenter. Don’t forget to leave out a goblet of wormwood for Krampus.

  8. spudchukar - Dec 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Feliz Navidad!

  9. drmonkeyarmy - Dec 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Dr.MonkeyArmy and the rest of the MonkeyArmy clan would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas.

  10. theonlynolan - Dec 25, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Merry Christmas HBT and all the regulars that make this site interesting.

  11. theonlynolan - Dec 25, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Merry Christmas HBT and all the regulars that make this corner of the Internet interesting.

  12. goawaydog - Dec 25, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Happy holidaze all you HBT’ers!

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