Found December 24, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Yes, even us die-hards take a break from the everyday rigors of writing about those not-always so Amazin’ Mets. Why some of us even like to poke some fun and use humor as a way to ease the pain a little. A few such bloggers did just that and are worthy of mention on this frigid eve before Christmas. Alderson Gives the Gift of Hope Those guys at the Real Dirty Mets are up to their dirty tricks again, this time they’re spreading some cheer about Sandy Alderson leaving the “Gift of Hope” under our Christmas tree this Winter – big red bow and all… One catch, you can’t open it until Xmas of 2014… This year, the Mets, like in past years, are not going to provide a free agent present for the fans.  On the contrary.  The Alderson and the Mets actually took a present away-if you believe some writers. It you didn’t know better, it would be like Alderson turned into the Grinch and stole a piece of Christmas away from all of us in the Dickey trade.  Sent a Cy Young Award Winner away and left u...
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