Holiday Thoughts

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all the great baseball fans and readers of mlb.com a very happy holiday!

Another season is over, but the excitement for 2006 is building!  It is so much fun to watch the behind the scenes action to see who will land where.  When I was a little kid, I used to think all the guys always played on one team.  Now they move around so much, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with it all.  But that’s what makes baseball so exciting.  Guys who may have struggled on one team breathe new life into another. 

I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do.  And I also feel lucky that I have not had the trama in my life as so many have during this unfortunate hurricane season.  Katrina and Rita wreaked havoc on so many, and it will take a very long time for these families to recover. 

I got to thinking that maybe if I were to do with a little less this year, and make a contribution to the Red Cross, that might make someone else’s life a little easier.  I hope everyone will consider donating what ever you can.  Every dollar helps.  Whether it’s $1, $5, $10 or whatever, we can make a difference. 

While my family had to evacuate when it looked like Rita was heading our way, I know it put a strain on my family’s budget.  Between hotel rooms, traveling expenses, gas, etc., it made an impact.  I can only imagine what it did to families who had to leave everything behind and had nothing to return to.

So, with the holiday spirit in our hearts, let’s not forget our friends and neighbors who need our help this year.  Tis the season for sharing and caring!

Happy Holidays!

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