No Giving Back with these Stankees and Mutts!

Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Billy Martin & Dwight Gooden...

NEW YORK, NY – The New York Mets and Yankees held their annual Christmas gift giving this past week. The youth of the communities surrounding Shea Stadium (no CitiField for me) and Yankee Stadium were handed presents from centerfielder Brandon Nimmo and designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach, along with manager Buck Showalter. Playing Santa was ex-Met and current SNY analyst Todd Zeile. On the Bronx side, manager Aaron Boone greeted everyone who made their way into the Great Hall. 

During that same week both the Mets and Yankees re-signed their key players with over-board bundles of cash. The Mets closer Edwin Diaz and Nimmo were given enough money to make their children and grandchildren millionaires. The Yanks kept Aaron Judge away from the Bay Area with mucho dough. They also grabbed lefty pitcher Carlos Rodon and held onto first baseman Anthony Rizzo. They were in such a giving mood that they also gave the shortstop, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who they benched during the playoffs, a contract extension.

These richer players showed their gratitude to their team and fan base by staying home for the holidays. Did their team even bother asking them if they can play Santa for their fans? Did these higher tax bracket players even consider showing up to spread their holiday joy? The answer is, Hell No!

In this cancel culture world we’re living in, Babe Ruth playing Santa Claus for his fans is a thing of the past. Even Anna Benson, wife of former Mets pitcher Kris would have worked as one of Santa’s hot greeters (Where were you, Kate Upton?)

These stupid owners who let these morons, from the baseball operations, advise them to break the bank for half-ass players deserve everything they get from these, I don’t give a shit, multi-millionaires that they just signed. Even though Dwight Gooden had his issues, the Santa look fit him well, wherever he was. 

Another misunderstood Yankee named Billy Martin, who died tragically on Christmas Day 1989 in a car accident, knew what the fan base meant. He and Ruth are probably looking down in disgust at these pathetic, robotic, and clueless scrubs who portray themselves as professional players. The Yankee Clipper himself, Joe DiMaggio, even got into the Holiday Spirit by putting on the Santa outfit.

Merry Christmas to all and on this day! Your favorite player is thinking about you… Yeah, right!

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Aristotle "Mugsy" Sakellaridis is the junkiest of baseball junkies. He plays in 4 leagues, well past his 40th birthday, and spends the winter in Florida shagging flies at Yankees minor league complexes. He's also a retired Riker's Island Corrrection Officer - having worked the night shift for 20+ years.