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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Holidays mean family time for ballplayers | News

Merry Christmas!

They treasure those “opening” days of holidays past, filled with joy by presents ranging from Jered Weaver’s first drum set to Mike Matheny’s BB gun to Vinnie Pestano’s original PlayStation 2 to Bruce Chen’s huge robot in Panama and Drew Storen’s two gloves from Dad each year.

They hold onto traditions and start new ones as families grow. It’s that Christmas Eve with midnight church hymns for Matt Thornton, a Cuban feast with smoked pig every Dec. 24 for Fredi Gonzalez. It’s Joe Girardi hiding “the Holiday Pickle” on their tree and Nick Hundley’s mom hiding a special ornament on theirs to “let you get a bunch more presents.”

jimfurtado Posted: December 25, 2011 at 01:30 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bobm Posted: December 25, 2011 at 04:58 PM (#4023268)
It’s Joe Girardi hiding “the Holiday Pickle”

Oy vey.
   2. Accent Shallow is still reading xi as squiggle Posted: December 25, 2011 at 05:36 PM (#4023274)
Bruce Chen's Huge Panamanian Robot?

So who has a new handle?
   3. Dock Ellis Posted: December 25, 2011 at 07:41 PM (#4023311)
Happy holidays, primates! May you never find Joe Girardi's pickle.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: December 25, 2011 at 10:26 PM (#4023348)
Happy holidays, primates! May you never find Joe Girardi's pickle.

Or Bill Conlin's

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