Merry Christmas!

 Baby sloth hopes you all have the best Christmas ever, and so do I.

baby sloth christmas“Hail, the heaven-born Prince of peace!
Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

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Merry Christmas!

To my readers:

Because it is such a very warm and fuzzy time of year, it seems an appropriate time to thank each one of you from my heart for helping keep this insignificant little blog afloat. Without you guys, I’d be just like that hypothetical tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it. So, thank you.

I wish you all a most blessed Christmas, one abounding in peace, joy and merriment, and a new year filled with more of the same.

Baby sloth, of course, echoes all my sentiments.

The FBB’s 2011 Holiday Shopping Guide (Part One)

Well, my friends, Thanksgiving has passed and that means that the Christmas season is officially upon us. Carols, nativities and Salvation Army bell-ringers will be out in full force. Warm fuzzy feelings will abound.

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but finding the right gifts for everyone on your list can often be anything but wonderful. The FBB wants to help lighten the load just a bit. This year I am once again compiling a collection of the weirdest and coolest gift ideas for the baseball fans in your life. Because I want you all to be able to relax and enjoy your gingerbread cookies and Bing Crosby albums this holiday season.

You can thank me later.

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The Weird:

Red Sox Zombie print

Personally, I think this is taking the zombie craze a little too far. But, hey… if you know a zombiephile who also happens to be a die-hard Red Sox fan, maybe this is just what you’re looking for.

Little Black SQUEEwok with Multi-Colored Sports Patterned Hood

An ewok-like creature in athletic garb. Why didn’t I think of that?

Sister Runnata the baseball player

It’s a baseball nun! Yep.

The Cute:

Baseball player mouse ornament

He might look more like a constable in a karate outfit than a baseball player, but he’s still a cute little guy, eh?

Baseball Bat button

Love it.

The Flat-Out Cool:

NL Central Standings Board

How awesome is that? All the other divisions are available, too.

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Stay tuned for more of my holiday shopping guide in the coming weeks!

“Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat”

Well everybody, it’s Christmas eve-eve. If you have preparations left to accomplish, you had better get on it. If not, you had better be enjoying the wonderfulness of the season to the utmost of your capabilities (much like members of the New York Mets in this awesome photograph. That’s pitcher Mike Pelfrey in the Santa suit.) We are going to be building a garfoose out of snow in the Kipps camp today. I just encourage everyone to get out there and have fun and be filled with love and joy this Christmas!

Here’s a tune to get you going. This isn’t the one I really wanted. Oh well.

UPDATE
I thought I should share a photograph of the completed snow-garfoose. Here he is:

“It’s just like Santa’s workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms… and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me.”

Welcome to part two of the Fair Base Ballist’s 2009 Christmas shopping guide! December 25th draws ever nearer, so if you haven’t finished (or even started) your shopping yet, it’s time to take action. Fortunately, I’ve compiled some more gift suggestions to help everyone out. You’re welcome.

Baseball bat pepper mill (23.30)

In case you missed last year’s hot item, here it is again!

Mesquite Cookery by John “Boog” Powell cookbook (4.50)

This would go great with the pepper mill bat. Check out that meat on the cover photo. All I can say is, wow.

Boston Red Sox Mr. Potato Head (13.99)

Because everyone loves Mr. Potato Head! Different teams are available.

Baseball Beast Sticker (5.60)

Fantasy Baseball T-Shirt (12.49)

I want this shirt. For serious I do.