‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and at the corner of Edgar and Dave,

And Divish is chanting "let’s cancel the wave"

The banners were hung from the ceiling with care

will Joe Veyera put something silly up there?

Dipoto peers at the 2024 payroll with dread

While visions of free agents dance in our head

Mamma in her Swaggerty kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down to read a LL recap

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
It’s Raisel Iglesias throwing seeds from a platter

Bouncing a ball off the window, it’s a blast

Big Dumper puts the Mariners into the playoffs at last

Julio in the Derby did more than just appear,

Is that Marco with a bong made specifically for beer?

With a little old Skipper so lively and quick,
Servais is the best manager, not the guy with the toothpick

More rapid than eagles the Reds players came,
And we whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Castillo! He’s Piedra! now, Winker and Suarez!"

Do we feel bad for Cinci fans? Can we still be friends?

"Now, Kirby! Now, Logan! Now, Muños! Now Brash!

So many young pitchers, bomberos with panache

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

The LAST thing you should do is throw Yordan the ball!

And then, in a twinkling, I heard after a win
The prancing and dancing as the M’s kick and spin

"Seattle Marinahzzz" we heard from New York

Winker flipped the bird, then was gone. What a dork.

Rookie of the Year Julio deserves all the dough.

Through 2038 we get the J-Rod Show!

Won a postseason series, historically over the Jays

With the help of "rally shoe": the latest craze

Good vibes only, but now without Mitch

Same for catcher Torrens who somehow could pitch

18 inning scoreless last game, isn’t too long

To score some more runs add an infielder, named Wong

Next year 90-72 for the third season in a row?

Merry Christmas to all and to all