RSBS Presents: MLB’s Favorite Christmas Movies

red_ryder.jpgAs the holiday spirit settles in here at RSBS, we’re starting to get a little excited. In fact, there’s a really good chance that this is the year we get that Red Ryder BB gun we’ve been asking for since 1983. However, as we sit here staring at the gifts under the tree, we thought we could present you with a gift of our own. The interns did a bunch of work coming up with the list and now we just want you to enjoy it. So, enjoy!

Scott Boras
The Santa Clause

Only a hardcore DB like Boras could appreciate the fine print of a contract that makes you take over Santa’s duties if you should happen to be instrumental in his demise. Hell, he probably wrote the contract. On the bright side, at least Scotty hasn’t taken over as Santa…..yet.

The Kansas City Royals
A Charlie Brown Christmas

A ragtag band of kids who are all castoffs from one place or another gather around a depressingly bare Christmas tree. If that doesn’t describe KC’s fortunes, I don’t know what does. And just wait until Greinke blows town.

Derek Jeter
It’s A Wonderful Life

So, how many times have you not made the playoffs in your career? And how many World Series rings have you won? Yeah, I’m pretty sure you could give George Bailey a run for it in the Wonderful Life department.

Bud Selig
Tie: Scrooged and A Christmas Carol

However, he turns it off before the main characters have a change of heart. No room for sentimentality when there are small children and their parents who could be paying more for tickets and concessions. How much more? Get on that, Cratchett. And will you stop blubbering about your goddamn gimpy kid?

Barry Bonds
Miracle on 34th Street

Sometimes when Barry is falling asleep at night, he imagines the postal service delivering thousands of letters to him in a courtroom and the judge declaring him the real home run king. Wake up, Barry. You’re still just a lousy cheat.

So, there you have it. If you ever wondered what a professional baseball player does at this time of the year, you have your answer. As for us, we’ll be splitting a bowl of popcorn and hoping that oblong shaped box doesn’t somehow put our eye out.

-A

4 Comments

What about Deck the Halls? I think Dombrowski watches that one. A movie where Danny Devito blows all of his money competing with the neighbors to have the best light display and ends up losing everything. Of course, in the movie version, he gets it all back and his dreams come true and the Tigers are still waiting. Danny Devito and Dave Dombrowski…double Ds…coincidence…I think not.

Gotta love “The Santa Clause”! Yeah, Beam Me Up Scotty may indeed have written the Clause–he may have been the “Santa” in the second edition. ;)
What about “Trading Places”? Is that where you and Jeff come in? ;)

Absolutely fantastic. Even before reading the descriptions it was easy to see the similarities. You go, Al!

– Lisa
http://perennialpinstriper.mlblogs.com/

How did you find that info? My favorite is probably the Santa Clause 2 or 3
Vig
http://yankeeholics.mlblogs.com

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