Monday, December 24, 2007

Derek Nathaniel Bell Would Like To Wish You a Merry Christmas

"Nobody told me this was Christmas. If this is Christmas, somebody better let me know. If this is Christmas, Santa better eliminate me out of the list and go ahead and do what he's going to do with me. I ain't never been naughty and I never will. If I gotta bribe Santa with cookies, then he can give me coal. I ain't baking cookies and burning my fingers begging this Santa Claus for a gift. If it is [Christmas], then I'm going into 'Operation Red Sleigh Down.' Tell them exactly what I said. I haven't bought gifts since 1991."

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Thanks to IMFM for the inspiration, and the picture.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by, and please have a very happy and safe holiday season.

And most of all, thanks to Derek Bell for being Derek Bell, for waiting until after the 2000 season to go into "Operation Shutdown", and for taking such an awesome picture.
Put me in coach
I'm ready to play ... today
Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today ...
Look at me
I could be
Derek Bell


-Bastardized version of John Fogerty's Centerfield, sung by myself and my brother on the way home from Opening Day 2000, where Derek Bell was nice enough to hit a home run against San Diego.

6 comments:

upstate met fan said...

Omar killed Santa on his way to Shea....!!!

MetFanMac said...

Happy Hanukkah!

Coop said...

Merry New Year Metstradamus!

Itsmetsforme said...

happy holidays! and thanks for another year of yuks.

if you don't get pulitzer consideration for breaking the jessica simpson story it's a derek bell level crime!

Metstradamus said...

Oh I've gotten consideration all right...looney bin consideration.

The Glider said...

Is that an orange jump suit David Bell is wearing?