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Last Blog Post Until 2014

This is my 121st blog post of the year and it will be my last of 2013. I’ve done my best to keep all the goals I originally set back in January, but it’s Christmas time, so I’m going to mess up my goal of blogging at least once every four days and take a break until the new year.

ballsome-treeI’ve really had a great time with this blog in the past year, as I’ve blogged more often than I ever had before. With the exception of my 24-day trip around the country in July/August, I got 2-3 posts up every week. That’s pretty good if you ask me.

As I did last year, I’m going to be setting five resolutions/goals for the 2014 blogging season on January 1st (my next blog post). A few of them are going to be the same, however, I’ve changed a couple around, based on my 2013 blogging year.

After that, I’m going to be posting an entry on my Hall of Fame picks, followed by the players elected into the H.O.F. (on January 8th) and a post marking the three-year anniversary of this blog on January 20th. I also have the 2013 number one overall draft pick, Mark Appel, scheduled for an interview sometime next month. So a Q and A with him will likely come late in the month, or early in early February.

Lastly, I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who’s read my blog throughout the past year, and throughout its nearly three year existence. Whether you’re a regular or just check in from time-to-time, if it weren’t for you all I’d have no reason to blog. So thank you. I’m going to do my best to make 2014 the best year yet — even better than 2013 — and hopefully you will all continue to come back every so often to read what I have to say.

Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2014.

Christmas Entry – Part Two

First of all, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Second, today is part two of the answers to the question of what the best present you’ve ever recieved for Christmas. (CLICK HERE, if you missed Part One.) Hope you enjoy reading the below answers:

DEE GORDON

Getting to be with my family.

TYSON GILLIES

A yak back was my favorite. Haha.

LV WARE

When I was 6 or 7, spent Christmas with the entire family.

STEVE BUMBRY

A car.

JUSTIN JACKSON

Batman figurine mansion with a bat mobile.

RYAN TATUSKO

I would have to say it was my first baseball glove!

JJ HOOVER

That’s a good one but I always remember the year I got ps1 and madden 95. Was epic.

RICHARD GIANNOTTI

Laser tag.

ANDREW BAILEY

I think original nintendo in like 5th grade or something nice @ladybailey40 got me. Haha.

EDWIN JACKSON

I like them all really. It’s always the thought with me not necessarily the gift.

ZACK WHEELER

Wow that’s tough. I don’t know though. I’m just fortunate my parents were able to provide for me every year.

MYKE JONES

Probably my basketball goal when I was younger.

YONDER ALONSO

I went on a trip to my homeland Cuba. Had the chance to be with family…awesome times! Cuba=Amazing Beach!

DANNY WORTH

An awesome skim board.

MIKE NAPOLI

All my family being there all at once.

JOEL HANRAHAN

A new glove, probably.

JUSTIN DE FRETUS

Got the same thing most years. A pro preferred rawlings. It was awesome.

DAVID HERNANDEZ

Over the years I’ve gotten alot of great presents. I can’t narrow it down to one. #BLESSED

ERIC SURKAMP

Socks and Underwear.

PAUL MAHOLM

My two front teeth! Haha no, but 7 years ago my BWE married me.

BEN REVERE

I don’t know. Maybe a PS3.

CASPER WELLS

Sega Genesis.

ADAM RUSSELL

Nintendo when I was 5. I cried I was so happy.

CHRIS HATCHER

Tough one. As a kid it was Legos. I had nearly every Lego made.

HOWARD KENDRICK

My oldest son Owen was born on Christmas day. 7:20 am to be exact. Nothing gets better.

CHRIS DICKERSON

Best gift I got. took it everywhere and wreaked all havoc. #bestgiftever

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Christmas Entry – Part One

With today being Christmas Eve, I thought it’d be a good time to post a Christmas related baseball entry. I recieved the below answers last month, but wanted to wait until today (and tomorrow) to post them. Below is part one of the answers. I recieved SO many replies that I didn’t want to try and cram them all in into one entry.

I asked MLB players (and some minor leaguers) what the best present they ever recieved for Christmas was. I recieved some well thought out answers, and some, well, not so much. I hope you enjoy:

STEVE CISHEK

My two front teeth.

JEREMY GUTHRIE

A Pizzaz pizza cooker. Thing makes the perfect pizza out of frozen pizza! #BestChristmasGift

JOSH LUEKE

My two front teeth fixed. Haha.

DANIEL HUDSON

 Good question. I’ve gotten too many good ones over the years. Hard to pick a favorite! #blessed

DAVID AARDSMA

I was ten and got a surfboard! Awesome.

FRANK CATALANOTTO

Best Christmas present ever is a tough one. But I’ll go with getting Nintendo when it first came out in 1985.

THOMAS NEAL

Car. ’94 rolla 100,000 miles with house speakers in the back.

SAM LECURE

I got a stuffed animal when I was 3 that I take everywhere. That’s at the top. I went skydiving last year which was awesome. Those two jump out but I’m sure I’ve gotten some really good ones I’m not thinking of.

CHARLES BREWER

That’s a tough question. Gonna say my Titleist AP2 clubs. :)

RYAN ROBERTS

I’ve had a lot of good ones but the present I use the most is a fancy coffee maker. I drink coffee every morning.

DIRK HAYHURST

Nothing. I loved it.

BUD NORRIS

Tough one. When I turned 12 “Santa” got me a Go-Ped. Little motorized scooter.

CHRIS SWAUGER

Ultimate Warrior WWF Wrestling Buddy. Still gets bodyslammed.

JIWAN JAMES

I don’t know. I’ve always been spoiled. Too many.

MATT ANTONELLI

Probably a go kart I got back in the day.

BARRY ENRIGHT

Spending time with family. Oh and “Penny” Hardaway Shoes back in the day! #Boom

GARRETT RICHARDS

I got an old school big foot that I drove into the ground! Blue with a foot print gas peddle. So sick. #monstertruckswag But probably my favorite thing around the house during Christmas time would have to be my Purple Ninja Turtle stocking. Only stocking I can remember having. #oldschool

FRANK THOMAS

My first bike. A 10 speed!

WILL MIDDLEBROOKS

Field goal post my dad made out of pvc pipe. Not full size. Probably 10 ft wide. I was 8.

RYAN VERDUGO

A red Ryder bb gun, and no I didn’t shoot my eye out.  #achristmasstory

VINNIE PESTANO

Pobably my first PS2. Very hard to come by that year and my parents played it down very well.

BRENT LILLIBRIDGE

An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

JEMILE WEEKS

Last year having the suite at the magic game vs. boston celtics and my whole fam being there compliments of my bro and myself.

SHAWN KELLEY

I was 8 and got a 30 .06.

ANTHONY BASS

The best christmas present was one I never received. I asked for 10 years in a row for a 1995 A-Rod Starting Lineup. #stillwaiting

CODY DECKER

No question:

Part two will be posted tomorrow. (Sometime.)

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