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VFTB Interactive Christmas Challege

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The other day I came across an entry on Baseball Reference for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

What made me laugh was the similarity score where it compares him to other players. That brings us to our challenge. Here are the players listed as similar. Your challenge is to come up with as many more that have something to do with the holiday season in any way. Be creative. Have fun. Here are the suggestions to get you started.

  1. Rob Deer (940)
  2. J.T. Snow (924)
  3. Dasher Troy (920)
  4. Cupid Childs (919)
  5. Al Clauss (915)
  6. Steve Christmas (908)
  7. Matt Holliday (905)
  8. Holly Hollingshead (901)
  9. Frosty Thomas (898)
  10. Ozzie Guillen (895)

Make sure you post the name and the link to their player page in Baseball Reference in the comments.

    • Doc Raker

      Pickles hit .126 for the Cubs and .263 for the Cardinals nearly 100 years ago, the more things change the more they stay the same.

    • Doc Raker

      Pickles hit .126 for the Cubs and .263 for the Cardinals nearly 100 years ago, the more things change the more they stay the same.

  • Seymour Butts

    Al Capone… oh wait, wrong holiday, wrong kind of sleigh.

  • Seymour Butts

    Al Capone… oh wait, wrong holiday, wrong kind of sleigh.

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  • Doc Raker

    DeJesus, all of them, since it is the birthday Of Jesus most of us are celebrating.

    • A few of us are pumped up for the solstice. Like I assume people were before 12/25/0000.

      • PLCB3

        I am amped for the solstice. 12:11pm EST tomorrow. From that point on the days get longer!

      • Doc Raker

        Many Christians believe Jesus was born sometime in the spring. The December 25th Christmas has evolved over time from different celebrations some being pagan celebrations of the winter solstice. Santa Claus is a recent (100 years) character that evolved from St Nicholas. Santa Claus grew to populace fame in the 1920’s with a Coca Cola ad which was one of the catalyst of the commercialization of Christmas.

      • Seymour Butts

        I sense the days are getting longer..

  • Doc Raker

    DeJesus, all of them, since it is the birthday Of Jesus most of us are celebrating.

    • A few of us are pumped up for the solstice. Like I assume people were before 12/25/0000.

      • AC0000000

        I am amped for the solstice. 12:11pm EST tomorrow. From that point on the days get longer!

  • PLCB3

    How come Rudolph hasn’t played strip poker yet? His nose glows like a light bulb. The other reindeer no longer laugh and call him names like Schnozzola. Rudolph is immortalized in history like Attila the Hun!

    • Joe Aiello

      The fact that a naked Rudolph even comes to your mind disturbs me.

  • AC0000000

    How come Rudolph hasn’t played strip poker yet? His nose glows like a light bulb. The other reindeer no longer laugh and call him names like Schnozzola. Rudolph is immortalized in history like Attila the Hun!

  • PLCB3

    Villain of the Saints, Valerio de los Santos, the guy who beaned Adam Greenberg:
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/delosva01.shtml

  • AC0000000

    Villain of the Saints, Valerio de los Santos, the guy who beaned Adam Greenberg:
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/delosva01.shtml

  • Jedi

    Wow, the Rangers gave Choo a deal BETTER than the Soriano contract…

    • Doc Raker

      You mean worse than?

      • Jedi

        Not for him…

      • PLCB3

        With the lack of state income tax in Texas the Yankees offer is 7M short of what he turned down

  • PLCB3

    Is anyone going to be going to Cubs Convention? I am going to be coming to Chicago for a job interview that week, so I am going to stay for Cubs Convention.

    • Seymour Butts

      They have interviews for a lifeguarding position?

    • Doc Raker

      What happens at the Cubs Convention? You stand in line to sign autographs?

      • My grandpa waited in line a fortnight to get Pickles Dillhoefer’s autograph on a tin of snuff.

      • Eddie Von White

        I hope you kept the snuff tin.

      • Eddie Von White

        I hope you kept the snuff tin.

  • Doc Raker

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Doc Raker

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Sherm

    With some liberties taken…
    “Donner” Navarro
    Ron Santa
    Dick (North) Pole
    Elf-us Andrus
    The St. Louis (Christmas) Cards

    Yule Blackwell
    Jesus Alou
    Eddie Myrrhy
    Duane (Inn) Kuiper
    Charlie (E)Manuel
    Sal Magi

    I could go on and on. Oh, wait. I already did.

    Merry Christmas – and wishing the Cubs a postseason with No “L”

    • You lost me at Pole.

      • Sherm

        pretty sure I lost you at “Donner” but thanks for playing

  • Sherm

    With some liberties taken…
    “Donner” Navarro
    Ron Santa
    Dick (North) Pole
    Elf-us Andrus
    The St. Louis (Christmas) Cards

    Yule Blackwell
    Jesus Alou
    Eddie Myrrhy
    Duane (Inn) Kuiper
    Charlie (E)Manuel
    Sal Magi

    I could go on and on. Oh, wait. I already did.

    Merry Christmas – and wishing the Cubs a postseason with No “L”

    • You lost me at Pole.

      • Sherm

        pretty sure I lost you at “Donner” but thanks for playing