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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Phillies' Holiday Message to Season Ticket Holders

is a 19-second video with a few graphics that shows players sliding, touching home, etc. There's a holiday jingle in the background, and it ends with warm holiday greetings from the Phillies.

Very nice.

It wasn't as simple as it could have been.

A photo of Cliff Lee with a big red bow wrapped around him would have sufficed with a caption, "Merry Christmas. . . from your friends at the Phillies."

Or, to be more creative. . . a photo of GM Ruben Amaro with a big piece of paper in front of him, captioned, "He's makin' a list, he's checkin' it twice", then flash to Amaro dressed as Santa Claus and then the photo of Lee with the big red bow.

And, of course, you could have had Chase Utley with an elf's cap on, with the caption "Merry #*^&% Christmas", too.

The possibilities abound.

The Phillies, in their greeting, took a safe route.

The fans are grateful that in their general managing, they did not do the same.

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