‘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