Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 12/22/12
Merry Christmas Dreamers! This has been quite a year, one that will be remembered for a long time to come. None of this would be possible without you, the World Series Dreaming fan, so for that I want to say thank you. While I love baseball, and love talking about baseball (especially Chicago Cubs baseball) without all of you, I would just be talking to myself. So thank you for making World Series Dreaming an ever growing success. My hope is that both the Facebook page and our blog home will continue to grow, which will primarily be due to all your support. I would also like to say thank you to my partners in crime for helping make World Series Dreaming everything that we have become. So, to Rice Cube, Maria Montero, Rich D’ Anna, Mauricio Rubio, Jackson Scolfield, Packle, Gunther Dabynsky and Robb Tavil I say thank you. Without all of your hard work, World Series Dreaming would not be anything close to what we have become. Now, what is becoming our yearly tradition…… here is your yearly Twas the Night Before Christmas Parody Twas the weeks before Christmas, when all through Chicago Every Cub fan was waiting, to see what where the next player would go The roster was built by Epstein with care, In hopes that a World Series soon would be here. The Cub fans were snuggled around their computers, With visions of free agents picking the Cubs as their suitors. Theo with his saber metrics, and Hoyer doing his thing, The two had just started some wheeling and dealing. When all through Twitter there arose such a clatter, Cub fans went to their computers to see what was the matter. To World Series Dreaming they would dash, And saw some pitchers being added in a flash. So many new pitchers rumored to be joining the team Compared to last year the starting rotation is a dream. On World Series Dreaming what should appear, News and rumors that could ease my fear. With a General Manager so witty and slick, I knew in a moment  a deal could come quick. More rapid than Campana the signings they came, Epstein smiled, and announced the rotation by name! “Now Garza! now Wood! now Feldman and Villanueva! On, Jackson! On, Baker! on, Bowden and Samardzija! To the bullpen my attention would once again turn Thanks to World Series Dreaming, a new closer I would learn From over the seas Fujikawa’s plane would fly, With a reliable closer my hopes would be high. Why they still had Marmol no one knew, Until Epstein and Hoyer still said he would close games too. And then, in a twinkling, Cub fans hopes did fall For now the ninth inning would not be stress free at all. As I bowed my head and began turning around, When I learned another free agent was Chicago bound. He was dressed all in pinstripes, from his head to his foot, And at the hot corner is where he would stay put. An outcry of panic came from the Cub fans pack, They all cried “I can’t believe he is back.” With Stewart coming back, fans were not merry! His performance last year gave fans a feeling that was scary! His wrist injury last year left his value quite low, Making Epstein and Hoyer decide to give him another go. Fans welcomed him back while gritting their teeth, Their feelings for him they did not care to sheath. Being on twitter when injured instead of supporting his team, Left some fans salty wishing the trade of Colvin was only a dream! Then a signing of an outfielder named Schierholtz with the first name of Nate, Brought some rumors of trading Soriano which many saw as great! Epstein’s plan continued unfolding in his head, His calm demeanor let me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, After filling all the positions, his face wore a smirk. Looking over the roster he began rubbing his chin, This year’s roster would bring us closer to a win! He ran to his office, to watch his team play ball, All while waiting for July and his first trade call. “These moves” he exclaimed,” will work alright, “A World Series I will bring, so rest easy this night!”
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