It’s hard to believe that I’m this is the fourth year I’ve had the site up and running. It feels like just yesterday things got started back in 2009.
This has been a somewhat repetitive post on the site, because every year I like to wish my viewers and followers a Merry Christmas by posting a few quirky, Phillies-related videos and such to get people in the holiday spirit. Instead of scheduling a post for Christmas Day like I’ve done in years past, I’m posting it the night before. No new content will go up on the site on Christmas – unless there’s a breaking news story – and following all the festivities of Christmas, I’ll return with more offseason coverage as well as my list of top 10 games of the year for 2012.
For now, let’s get in the holiday spirit with two regular postings for Christmas.
First, as 2013 is nearly upon, it is hard to believe in April we will mark the four-year anniversary of Harry Kalas’ untimely death. Still, any chance I get to post a clip with his voice, I do. So here is HK reading a Christmas classic: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Next, here’s a Christmas song called “Baseball Glove” from Canadian country artist Gord Bamford. Another regular to the Christmas post on Phillies Network, it sends a special shout-out to Roy Halladay.
Finally, a couple new videos to the collection. The Phillies released a pair of videos on their website this week trying to get fans in the holiday spirit. If you don’t want to go the traditional route with HK reading a Christmas classic, you can hear the Phillies’ radio voices Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen reading it with a special Phillies twist.
Finally, check out Charlie Manuel, Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillie Phanatic starring in this spoof of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” It’s sure to put a smile on your face.
So here’s wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays while I take a short break from usual coverage. It is my pleasure to bring it to you on a regular basis and I’m thankful for all who read this site, whether faithful followers or just those who stumbled upon a post. I’m excited with the new year approaching for another great season and many more games to come.