Happy Holidays

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and a wonderful holiday season to anyone and everyone here in this fabulous baseball blogging community. It is so big and represents a lot of different faiths and lifestyles and outlooks on everything.

I just wrote about some sure things in baseball. Gift Cards and Ichiro’s 200 hits are among them, and I am sure you have some thoughts as well.

Here are some of my holiday wishes…

That lots of people see the brand-new official Giants MLBlog that just launched today. Inside the Giants Clubhouse is written by my friend and one of the best writers I (and legions of Bay Area readers) know, Joan Ryan. Joan also facilitates Bengie Molina with his blog and is one of the most talented people around the MLBlogosphere; we’re fortunate to have her here.

That the combined amount going to three Yankees is a harbinger that happy days are ahead again for the economy and that money will flow again. That this Red Sox blogger finds peace after reading about Mark Teixeira’s news. This Yankee fan in Montana is not happy about a purported end of our Shocktober streak. Me, I’m not so sure about that. Can’t buy me love.

That the homeless guy who slept right next to me as we closed a Barnes & Noble last Saturday night in New York City will not have to moan “Oh, noooo” again when they announce over the speaker that the store is closing, leaving people to go out into freezing weather.

That those who made the 2008 MLBlogs Top 100 will eagerly welcome new and aspiring bloggers to this community through comments. Many of them already do, one of the reasons they made the list in the first place, leaving a URL as a breadcrumb.

That we will continue to offer more enhancements to your Movable Type software in 2009.

That my friends at the new MLB Network will have a beautiful journey starting New Year’s Night with the largest launch in cable history. I can’t wait to watch Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series Perfect Game in its entirety (except for the missing first inning!). The public hasn’t watched the broadcast in 52 years, and with this launching in 50 million homes, it is a good bet that it will be a slightly bigger crowd. My article on 50 things to know.

That Collin Balester won’t ever get tired of MLBlogging!

Speaking of Balester, that his Nationals and the Orioles return some baseball electricity to the Washington-Baltimore corridor. Two of the best stadiums in sports, and now all they need is some winners. The Nationals will have to do that without Tex.

That I can go through another injury-free year of marathon running. After I quit smoking and started distance running in December 2006, my first year was filled with the typical overuse injuries such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis and so on. It is amazing how much equipment matters; I probably will never leave Brooks Glycerins.

That the only fighting is over a pop fly (I hate it when it just lands between confused fielders), that my favorite country wins the World Baseball Classic, that the old Chris Carpenter is back, that I can get a good seat to a game at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, that all three of my Hall of Fame Ballot votes result in those players’ inductions next summer (two won’t happen), that more people go to Cooperstown so they may be reminded why certain “great” former players simply don’t belong in a place of “gods”, that next July we celebrate the life of Stan Musial during the All-Star Week while we are so lucky to have him amongst us, that a new U.S. president will exact the kind of big-impact positive change people expect.

19 Comments

Mark,
I’m very excited for this MLB Network to launch. Quick question though: is it something you have to pay for like MLB.TV?
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Mark,
I’m very excited for this MLB Network to launch. Quick question though: is it something you have to pay for like MLB.TV?
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Hey Mark I’m having more technical problems. I can’t access my dashboard again. It loads and says done but all I get is a white screen. Help would be appreciated.
http://hardballblog.mlblogs.com/

Merry Christmas to you and everybody @ MLBlogs … and like we said in Puerto Rico … FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!

Well, I’M having multiple problems. For starters, I can’t leave comments in other people’s blogs; I’m leaving one HERE, and on my OWN blog entries, but not for others.
Also, though I’ve tried to download a userpic, there’s NO button to click to make it complete.
I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I simply DON’T want to allow pop-ups, if that’s the case. Guess that’s what happens when we’re dealing with a BETA program…lol

Mark,

Hope you and yours also have a fantastic Christmas Eve. May it be filled with endless strolls of amazement seeing massive light displays ending with a great cup of hot Chocolate and marshmallows, o justr sitting at home curling up the the couch watching some classic holiday TV or DVDs.

Everyone on here deserves the best of the holiday season, and I wish it two-fold for everyone on MLBlogs.com. Tiny Tim might have been the guy to speak, “God Bless Us, Everyone!”, but it is still the point of the night and holidays.

As long as we have the ones closest to us nearby tonight and tomorrow, that is what life is all about……….right?

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Happy Holidays Mark, I hope all your wishes come true as well! Thank you for making this site and community so wonderful.
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Happy Holidays Mark, I hope all your wishes come true as well! Thank you for making this site and community so wonderful.
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Happy Holidays Mark! Hope all your wishes come true :O)

Jenn
http://PhilliesPhollowers.mlblogs.com/
http://PhightinPhils.com/

Merry Christmas to you too, Mark.
http://philliesredpinstripes.mlblogs.com/

Mark, I can’t go to my dashboard.
Happy Holidays

Bigpapi72, http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com

Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s been an amazing 7 months of blogging for me. I hope you all have a great Christmas! Check out my Christmas entry… http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

Happy holidays everyone. Hey Mark, I’m having some technical problems like I can’t access my blog page. The one where I can add entries and all that good stuff. I just get a blank white page. A little assistance with that would be most appreciated.
http://hardballblog.mlblogs.com/

Holiday wishes to everyone at MLBlogs. Never thought I’d make it through one full season of blogging, but here I am heading into season number three! What an amazing group of clever, knowledgeable, and truly friendly people here.

Steve T.
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com

I forgot to mention the error also results in double comments. Very frustrating!

All the best to you for the holidays and the new year, Mark. You do an incredible job (several jobs!) here at MLB and we’re all very appreciative. Speaking of which, like Joe, I’m having a technical problem. Whenever I try to comment on my blog or anyone else’s, I get this “Movable Type Error” message that says: “Can’t fork at lib/MT/Mail.pm line 149” or something similar. Any advice?

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

All the best to you for the holidays and the new year, Mark. You do an incredible job (several jobs!) here at MLB and we’re all very appreciative. Speaking of which, like Joe, I’m having a technical problem. Whenever I try to comment on my blog or anyone else’s, I get this “Movable Type Error” message that says: “Can’t fork at lib/MT/Mail.pm line 149” or something similar. Any advice?

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

MLBMark,
I cannot upload any pictures. Whenever I try to, it brings up a link instead of the picture. If I click on the link it brings me right to the picture, but I want the picture on my blog. If there is anything you could do, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
http://allbaseballallthetime.mlblogs.com/

Mark, I wish the best of the Holiday Season to you & yours! (Here’s hoping that the girlfriend takes you back! It is the season of miracles.) It will be wonderful if in 2009 the only thing we have to argue and fight about is which team is the best on the field – we all know that that will be the Red Sox! I thank you and all my fellow bloggers for making me feel so welcome here and to MLB for giving us a place where fans, players and writers can all talk and plan and scheme together. I have high hopes that 2009 will be the year when we see this country turn the corner and return to it’s place in the world. Peace, Health and Goodwill to all. And a World Series Ring.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com

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