Twas the Night Before Christmas at the MLB Blogs!

“Twas the Night Before Christmas and in every house
All good MLB bloggers and readers were clicking their mouse

They hung all their stockings, decorated their trees
and now it was time to sit down and see
What everyone posted on this Christmas Eve.

A nice break to read a bunch of good bloggers
Was just what they needed, but Oh no! the buggers!

When they went to the MLB site, none could be found.
“Oh no, we’re afraid Mark went out of town
Is the server down the reason we cannot read?
How could he do this in our time of need?

The bloggers all panicked, they shivered in fright,
They pined for their read/write and settled in for the night.

“Did we misspell the link? Did we hit the wrong key?
Did it go to LALA land?” Oh such misery!
And then in a flash, with a stroke of a key,
One by one, they discovered their Christmas Eve reads.

Their eyes how they twinkled, they laughed and smiled.
And they settled into the chair to read/write for a while.

Their hearts were delighted, they felt just like kids,
But it’s still such a mystery where the MLB links had hid.
Was it there all the time and they just didn’t see?
Or did Santa step in and do a good deed?

Good baseball fans are on Santa’s list
And good MLB bloggers and readers he vows never to miss.

It’s been a long night, time to climb into bed,
So they shut down their computers and laid down their heads.

But in a quiet of night, before things came to an end,
They heard “Thanks for reading and writing with me,
Its great to read and write with baseball friends!”

I wish you peace and joy!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!  Happy New Year!

18 Comments

Great poem, Emma! I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for all your fun posts.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Hello! Though I am a newbie blogger i wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year as well. Hopefully we can get to know each other better as the 2010 season begins! (Although I’m an Angel and you’re a Dodger… we can still be friends right? lol) I liked your parody very much!

till then

http://mimi.mlblogs.com

Emma,
Very beautiful work and imagery.
We all know that Mark is snug like a bug in a rug right now waiting for the AM so he can be a kid for a few hours.
Thank you for that great NEW Christmas themed posting that we will all remember.

I hope tomorrow you day is filled with smiles, family and all the laughter you can handle. But not too many cookies!
Merriest of Christmas to one of the Dodger Blues best!

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Thanks Jane!
Thank YOU! for all your fun posts! I am thankful that you are part of this great community.
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Mimi,
Merry Christmas to you too! Welcome to the MLB blogger community! I promise I wont hold it against you that you are an Angel fan. We’ll just have fun with it. Do you go to the Freeway series?
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Cliff,
Thanks! ::blushes:: and you are probably right, Mark is all snug like a bug LOL.
I hope your Christmas is joyfull! and how did you know that I like my sweets?

Great post Emma! Merry Christmas and have a wonderful one with your family.
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

Thanks Hyungyoung!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
My friend Kyoung went to Paris! lucky her! I hope she is having a great Christmas there.

That was perfect, Emma! Three cheers!
-Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

Good Job and Merry Christmas Emma :-)
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GO DODGERS GO!!!!!

dear Emma, Merry christmas and a happy 2010 for you and your family.Thank you for all the wonderful posts you delighted us all year long.

That was so great!! Thanks for sharing with us and I hope you had a great Christmas!!
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

Very nice Emma! Made me smile from ear to ear! That reminds me; I haven’t parodied a new song on ITD in a LONG time! Hope your Christmas was great! Mine was fine; I’m just trying to get over this cold that I’ve had for about a week.
Carol

Excellent post! Hope you had a very memorable and enjoyable Christmas,and best wishes for a fantastic 2010!

Scott
http://fotr.mlblogs.com

Emma,
I am putting my self on the “bad list” this year just to be different.
Hope you have a fantastic New Years Eve and great start to the next decade for the Dodgers.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Thanks Jeff! Hope you are having a blast in Vegas. I might head that way in a few days.
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Carol,
Glad my parody made you smiled froom ear to ear :-). I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Take care of that cold, you don’t want it come back.
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Thanks Scott! So how are you liking California?
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Cliff,
No way you can be on the “bad list” You got all the super heroes in your corner! :-)

Thanks Dodger4life!
I always love to read your post in the ITD blog. I hope you and your family had a great Christmas! Congratulations on your new Dodger hat!
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Bluedog!
You are so sweet! Thanks!

Great poem! Have a happy holiday season!
http://bronx-awesome.mlblogs.com/

Hey Emma!
Okay, I know I said it’ll be closer to March when I was able to give you dates that we’ll be at Camelback, but I have a closer idea. I think we’re going to be driving from LA either Saturday or Sunday 3/20 or 3/21. We were only planning on staying in the area for a few days, but I know my husband wants to be there to catch the 1:05 game on Monday the 22nd (at Camelback) against the Angels. My mom will be with us! We were only thinking of staying in the area for a few days; we can’t afford to stay too much longer.

I wanted to ask you something. I REALLY want to have an autograph book with me (I was thinking of having one for my mom too!) Last year at Camelback, did you get autographs? How willing were the guys to give autographs? Were some more willing than others? I just wanted to know from someone that was there last year. I personally want to think that every player would be willing to give his autograph, but I didn’t know if some give into the mentality that, “I don’t want to give my autograph for free when I could be paid to do it.”

What do you think? Am I being too cynical? And if any of your fellow bloggers on this site want to chime in on this question, please, the more info, the better!!! :)
Carol

Thanks Babu! Happy Holiday season to you too!
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Carol,
That is wonderful that you already have dates set. Your husband, mom and you will have a great time!

Spring training is absolutely the best time to get autographs and pictures taken with the boys. The guys are all relaxed and more willing to sign autographs and take pictures and talk with the fans. I don’t get many autographs, I am more into taking pictures and just talking with the guys but plenty of fans take lots of things to sign. I have gotten some baseball signs by guys in Vero Beach as well as Camelback.
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I hope to see you there! I’ll let you know of the dates I will be there. Just watch out for the cameras on the freeway!

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