Baseball BeatDecember 13, 2004
Winter Wonderland -- Day Three
By Rich Lederer

The famous Christmas song "Winter Wonderland" was first published in 1934. The composer was Felix Bernard (1897-1944) and the lyricist was Richard B. Smith (1901-1935). Seventy years later, the lyricist is another Richard (1955-).

Winter Wonderland

Trade rumors ring, are you listening,
In the lobby, Boras is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Hanging in the winter wonderland.

Gone away is Jose Guillen,
Time to put Steve Finley in
Scioscia sings a love song,
As the Angels go along,
Progressing in the winter wonderland.

In Jeff Kent we can build a third baseman,
Then pretend that he is Adrian Beltre
The fans'll say: Are you crazy?
DePo'll say: No way,
Because Jeff can do the job
For a two-year stay.

Later on, the Yankees'll conspire,
As Cashman dreams by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that they've made,
Talking in the winter wonderland.

In Seattle Bill can build a first baseman,
And pretend that he's gonna make the town
We'll have lots of fun with mister Sexson,
Until the shoulder injury knocks him down.

When Omar talks, ain't it thrilling,
The payroll may go up another million
New York will frolic and play, the only Mets way
Walking in a winter wonderland

Talking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland.


Johnny Mathis has nothin' on you!

When will the Rich Christmas album be in stores?

Right after the Scott Long/Clay Aiken "Duets" album hits the shelves.