Washington Nationals: Santa Answers Gift Requests
By Ron Juckett
DANIEL MURPHY – METS VOODOO DOLL
After asking for one last year, we received a nice long letter from Daniel Murphy thanking us for the gift. He regaled us with details of his 19-game hitting streak against the New York Mets. Such a thoughtful gesture.
We looked around, however, and could not find another one specific for the Mets. We checked the warehouses, but the one doll left ended up at Yankee Stadium with best wishes in next year’s “Subway Series.”
Instead, we found an older one marked National League and sent him that instead. He was so close to winning the overall batting title last year that anything we can do to put him over this year is a bonus. We put in special instructions for those tougher games against the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Knowing how Joe Maddon instructs his pitchers to not throw strikes at times, we thought it would help him and Mr. Harper too.
The reindeer asked if we could throw in an ace bandage or two to help protect his glutes. Guess he had trouble with them late in the year.
As with last year, we know Murphy enjoyed his gift all season and took great care of it. We think he will again. Fifty doubles, maybe?