Here's how you can ring in the holidays with your favorite MLB teams and stars
Everyone has a different Christmas tradition. Maybe you eat far too much pie. Maybe you sit down with your family and watch Die Hard, the preeminent yuletide movie. Maybe you leave cookies out for Santa (and carrots for Rudolph, of course). No matter what your routine, though, there's one thing everyone can agree on: Christmas is always better with baseball.
Luckily, MLB is here to help -- and we've got everything necessary to get baseball fans in the holiday spirit. Want to take a look back at the season that was? Click play on the Deck the Calls video above for a collection of the best calls of 2017. If Tommy Lasorda reciting beloved Christmas poems is more your speed, 1) that's an oddly specific wish and 2) have we got just the thing for you:
You can even read about what gift noted Santa Archie Bradley would get for each of his D-backs teammates.
Our best 🎁 and favorite 🎄🎅🏻yet! Merry Christmas to all! pic.twitter.com/bQNgk6YNTN— Justin Nicolino (@J_Nicolino22) December 25, 2017
Merry Christmas y’all!🎄❄️☃️ pic.twitter.com/r1wjjRDZRz— Bryce Harper (@bryceharper3) December 25, 2017
Star Dodgers pitchers
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 🎄Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29 pic.twitter.com/l10EuFHizp— Kershaw's Challenge (@KershsChallenge) December 25, 2017
Everyone has their Christmas traditions, including
Christmas tradition 👍🏻🙅🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/FFDIyan0QR— Chris Gimenez (@ChrisGimenez5) December 25, 2017
But of course, plenty of Major Leaguers don't need any presents -- they've already got everything they need, like
Merry everything and a happy always ⛄️🎄🎅🏼 pic.twitter.com/41WVO8Ww0d— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) December 24, 2017
Evan Longoria is drowning in swag from his new team:
Rays mascot Raymond is ... also doing that, in his own way:
"The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear." pic.twitter.com/ujXrdGY8ji— Raymond (@RaysRaymond) December 24, 2017
Top Padres prospect Fernando Tatis is enjoying his holiday from up in the mountains:
Merry Christmas all the way from the mountains🤙🏽🎄✨ God bless🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/jq25TPVjfH— Fernando Tatis Jr. (@tatis_jr) December 24, 2017
If you're not much of an outdoorsman, you could always celebrate the holiday the way the Brewers are: with a whole lot of GIFs.
Seriously, so many GIFs:
Feliz navidad para todos, de parte de la familia Andrus ☃️😍⚾️🎉 Merry Christmas to everyone from the Andrus family God bless everyone! pic.twitter.com/9S7qXvsTIY— Elvis Andrus (@ElvisandrusSS1) December 24, 2017
We can never get enough matching pajamas, and
Merry Christmas everybody. pic.twitter.com/olAAjx8HQE— Peter Moylan (@PeterMoylan) December 24, 2017
Nothing but love from
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!— Rene Rivera (@ReneRivera13) December 25, 2017
Feliz Navidad! Que la luz del Niñito Jesus Ilumine sus hogares! pic.twitter.com/yWU0n9boyR
Happy Holidays to you and yours!