#BlueJays BREAKING: @joeybats19 and @radickey43 share their Christmas cookie recipes with you. Soon.
The Toronto Star is running their annual Cookie Calendar which features 24 cookie recipes from “2013 newsmakers” over 24 days.
You, my dear Jays fan, might want to take a break from slaving over a Hot Stove (!) and visit http://www.thestar.com/life/christmascookies.html on December 12 to grab the do-how of RA Dickey's “White Knuckles” or knead the link on December 17 for Jose Bautista's “Play Ball Shortbread”.
For tender day, a larger version of my #BlueJays holiday avvie.
from @MLB: #Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was honored for his performance on the field and his optimistic approach to life Wednesday, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House.
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In Bill Bryson's “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid”, he reminisces about growing up in the 50’s and the perks of travelling with his sportswriter father, Bill Bryson Sr.
"…Baseball, like everything else, was part of a simpler world in those days, and I was allowed to go with him (his father) into the clubhouse and dugout and onto the field before games…
Once on a hot July afternoon I sat in a nearly airless clubhouse under the left-field grandstand at Wrigley Field beside Ernie Banks, the Cubs’ great shortstop, as he autographed boxes of new white baseballs. Unbidden, I took it upon myself to sit beside him and pass him each new ball. This slowed the process considerably, but he gave a little smile each time and said thank you as if I had done him quite a favor.
He was the nicest human being I have ever met. It was like being friends with God.”
Congratulations, Ernie Banks, on a well-deserved award. Can I be your friend?