Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Bronx,
not a batter was swinging in the Yankees clubhouse.
The gloves were hung by the bullpen with care,
in hopes that Masahiro Tanaka soon would be there.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear?
ESPN breaking news saying this pitcher was now coming here.
So I’m prancing and dancing all over the place,
Thanking Santa for a gift Yankee Universe shall embrace.
Now Hal! Now Cash! Now Randy and Lone!
Go get us Tanaka like you said all along.
To the top of the AL East! To the top of the power rankings!
Now spend away! Spend away! Spend more than all!
But the real gift will come when fans finally cheer,
New York Yankees baseball is back,
What a Happy New Year!
Just in case you did not grasp the point from my pathetic attempt of a poem….. the New York Daily News reported late last night on Christmas Eve that:
The Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon – Tuesday night in New York – that they would post Masahiro Tanaka, allowing the 25-year-old ace to take his talents from Japan to the majors.
That is great news for Yankees fans to get on Christmas Day!
Now I just have to stay positive, and try to believe Hal Steinbrenner will do everything in his power to have Tanaka donning Yankees pinstripes in 2014.
A winner makes commitments; a loser makes promises.