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    The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    I thought I'd reprise something I did here last Christmas, a thread dealing with the baseball items Santa put under your tree.

    For me this year, the big item was the complete Ken Burns Baseball documentary. To say the least, I was dumbfounded as I've always thought it was overpriced. But my wife and daughter got themselves and deal and now I have the DVD's to watch during the bleak winter months.

    I also got a new Reds t-shirt from my wife too. And our daughter got my wife and me a "Professor Pathfinder's Baseball Travel Map," showing the location of every baseball franchise, both ML and minor, independent and organized, plus other baseball places of interest. For years, we've said we're going to take a baseball roadtrip. Now we have a map!

    I forgot too, my son gave me a copy of "Underrated Reds, The Story of the 1939-1940 Cincinnati Reds" by Leo Bradley a professor at Xavier (and a member of SABR).

    Merry Christmas to all. Lets here from others.
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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    I renewed my baseball-reference.com subscription.

    I know, I know...

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    I renewed my baseball-reference.com subscription.

    I know, I know...

    But here, we'd understand that's a great gift!
    “In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    A new flat screen monitor to watch winter league baseball on during the offseason and Louisville Bats baseball on during the season. Also got a Bats tshirt from my brother.

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    My wife got me a new HP lap-top computer that will be logged on to RedsZone.com most of the time.

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    New Reds fitted cap and a new iMac to google, eBay, and redszone everything Reds
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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    A very nice Reds tie with interlocking wishbone Cs from my mother in law

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    My brother got me the MLB Front Office Manager game for PS3.

    Nephew gave me Bill James handbook.

    Wife lets me log on to RedZone between Christmas parties.
    I have a love-hate relationship with Albert Pujols. Mostly hate.

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    Joe Posnanski's THE MACHINE and a nice collection of 1950s Reds cards from Bowman. My favorites: the final edition (1955) with the player photographs placed inside a color TV set. There's Joe Nuxhall staring back at me now, looking mighty fine.

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Guacarock View Post
    and a nice collection of 1950s Reds cards from Bowman.
    Very nice!

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Guacarock View Post
    Joe Posnanski's THE MACHINE
    The wife/Santa came through for me with this book. Can't wait to read it.
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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    The only Reds thing I got this year was a 2010 Reds calendar but I got my mom a picture of the Big Red Machine (framed it for her basement which is sports themed) and a Votto t-shirt from when I was at Redsfest and both gifts went over very well.
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    -2010 Reds calendar
    -1990 Reds Eric Davis jersey
    -Edinson Volquez bobblehead
    -Johnny Cueto and Joey Votto MLB edition player bobbles
    -1959 Reds DVD
    -Baseball's Golden Age 3-disc set
    -Major League Baseball All Century Team DVD
    -Reds bowling towel

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    -2010 Reds calendar
    -1990 Reds Eric Davis jersey
    -Edinson Volquez bobblehead
    -Johnny Cueto and Joey Votto MLB edition player bobbles
    -1959 Reds DVD
    -Baseball's Golden Age 3-disc set
    -Major League Baseball All Century Team DVD
    -Reds bowling towel
    Someone made out like a bandit in Reds stuff this year!

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    Re: The Annual Baseball Christmas Thread - 2009

    I just purchased "The Machine" from Walmart online with a gift card I received.

    A vicarious gift I got was watching one of my twin sons play with baseball cards all day. His mom bought him a three ring binder and some display sheets and a few packs of cards. It was basically the only toy he played with all day. I'm so proud


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