Some Christmas Cheer From The Mets Blogospehre
Yes, even us die-hards take a break from the everyday rigors of writing about those not-always so Amazin’ Mets. Why some of us even like to poke some fun and use humor as a way to ease the pain a little. A few such bloggers did just that and are worthy of mention on this frigid eve before Christmas.
Alderson Gives the Gift of Hope
Those guys at the Real Dirty Mets are up to their dirty tricks again, this time they’re spreading some cheer about Sandy Alderson leaving the “Gift of Hope” under our Christmas tree this Winter – big red bow and all… One catch, you can’t open it until Xmas of 2014…
This year, the Mets, like in past years, are not going to provide a free agent present for the fans. On the contrary. The Alderson and the Mets actually took a present away-if you believe some writers.
It you didn’t know better, it would be like Alderson turned into the Grinch and stole a piece of Christmas away from all of us in the Dickey trade. Sent a Cy Young Award Winner away and left us coal in our stocking and burned down the tree as he went up the chimney.
But as a Met fan, I believe that what Alderson has done this Off Season has been more, much more, than signing some free agent who is close to being over the hill.
Let the GM from across town do that job. No. What Sandy Alderson did for the Fans is that he gave us all Hope.
What’s that saying that Mr. Cerrone always tells us about hope? Something about it not being a strategy or something… But then again, if one can’t hope at this time of the year, then when?
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Finally, I’ll leave you with this wonderful adaptation of that classic yuletide poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. It was written and sent to me by David Groveman of Mets360. This is pretty freaking awesome on it’s own, but I’d suggest a mug of hot chocolate, with a candy cane to stir it, for maximum effect…
How the Mets Saved Christmas
It was winter in Flushing,
And all through the land,
The fans were bemoaning,
The lack of a plan,
We had jettisoned Jason,
Who sank in the Bay,
We had snuggled up Wright,
And convinced him to stay,
We had talked to Saint Dickey,
And we begged him, Don’t Go!
But we’d spent all our money,
On Ponzi themed mistle-toe,
So we sent jolly Sandy Clause,
Reindeer and all,
To ask all around him,
And to land us a haul,
But the teams had no interest,
And the prospects looked grim,
With Myers to Tampa,
Our hopes they looked slim,
When up on the roof-top,
Who could it be?
Our good old friend Sandy Clause,
With prospects you see.
He’d wrapped up a Thole,
And bundled Saint Dick,
Then sent them up North,
It took only a tick.
Then from out of the chimney,
What gifts did arrive?
Some D’Arnaud called Travis,
And a Gaard who was Snyde,
With prospects a plenty,
And cheer in good store,
The Mets were rebuilding,
Like in days of yore,
Then something more happened,
We all hoped it would,
We got Collin Cowgill,
Which was hopefully good,
Now all the dear Met fans,
Can sleep sound and sleep tight,
Happy Holidays All!
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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