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A very Merry Tanakmas open thread

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Leon Halip

If you missed the report last night because you were paying attention to your family, the Rakuten Golden Eagles have finally announced that Masahiro Tanaka will be allowed to post and come to America. It's taken a long, long time, but we finally got a decision, unless of course someone mistranslates a Japanese newspaper through Google Translator again.

Here is a special Christmas Tanakmas gift to you all:

Tanaka baby, agree to post and come to my team, for me;
Been a really bad year, Tanaka baby
So hurry down to LaGuardia

Tanaka baby, a No. 18 uniform for you, striped blue
Hiroki won't mind at all, Tanaka baby
So hurry down to LaGuardia

Think of all the puns we'll make
Think of all the pitchers that we didn't take
Next year we would have still needed you
But you're at the top of our Christmas list

Tanaka baby, a Cy for Tanak and that's almost a lock
Be the best there is all year; Tanaka baby,
So hurry down to LaGuardia

Tanaka honey, here's one thing you need to bring in,
A win - in Yankee Stadium would be fine, Tanaka baby
So hurry down to LaGuardia

Tanaka baby, sign all the documents with a pen, again
Sign your 'X' on the line, Tanaka cutie,
So hurry down to LaGuardia

They'll trim the infield with glee
And hope you get ground balls to field easily
Brendan Ryan will be behind you
Let's hope McCann will get strikes for free

Tanaka baby, from the World Series we need just one thing, a ring
Not from the bullpen phone, Tanaka baby,
So hurry down to LaGuardia

Have a good time everyone, if you're driving, be careful. If you're not, be careful still, always be vigilant. Feel free to talk about whatever you want here, if you happen to be around, and even if you aren't. Tell us what you got for Christmas or something!