Dec 9, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; A Christmas tree is decorated for visitors in the lobby of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort at MLB Winter Meetings. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

The Twelve Days of Braves-mas (With apologies to... well, everybody)

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On the 1st Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • A Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

On the 2nd Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

On the 3rd Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

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On the 4th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Four Umpires Calling (on the phone, that is… to get the correct ruling from “the booth”),
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

On the 5th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Five Aces Pitching,
  • Four Umpires Calling,
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

On the 6th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Six Highlight Reels,
  • Five Aces Pitching,
  • Four Umpires Calling,
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

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On the 7th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Seven Hugs-a-hugging,
  • Six Highlight Reels,
  • Five Aces Pitching,
  • Four Umpires Calling,
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

On the 8th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Eight Extended Contracts,
  • Seven Hugs-a-hugging,
  • Six Highlight Reels,
  • Five Aces Pitching,
  • Four Umpires Calling,
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

On the 9th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Nine Fielders Fielding (or maybe just one Andrelton Simmons!),
  • Eight Extended Contracts,
  • Seven Hugs-a-hugging,
  • Six Highlight Reels,
  • Five Aces Pitching,
  • Four Umpires Calling,
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

On the 10th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Ten Tomahawks Chopping,
  • Nine Fielders Fielding,
  • Eight Extended Contracts,
  • Seven Hugs-a-hugging,
  • Six Highlight Reels,
  • Five Aces Pitching,
  • Four Umpires Calling,
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

On the 11th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Eleven Games in Front (…of the Nationals, of course),
  • Ten Tomahawks Chopping,
  • Nine Fielders Fielding,
  • Eight Extended Contracts,
  • Seven Hugs-a-hugging,
  • Six Highlight Reels,
  • Five Aces Pitching,
  • Four Umpires Calling,
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades,
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

 

Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

On the 12th Day of Braves-mas, my true love sent to me…

  • Twelve Playoff Victories (if we have to play that confounded wild card game!!),
  • Eleven Games in Front,
  • Ten Tomahawks Chopping,
  • Nine Fielders Fielding,
  • Eight Extended Contracts,
  • Seven Hugs-a-hugging,
  • Six Highlight Reels,
  • Five Aces Pitching,
  • Four Umpires Calling,
  • Three Catchers Hitting,
  • Two big trades, …
  • and a Brand New Ballpark built in South Cobb.

Stadium Rendering

Merry Christmas from Braves Country, y’all!  Thanks for reading TomahawkTake:  we’re all looking forward to the 2014 season!

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