rockefeller_center_treeMerry Christmas to all at TRDMB, and please be safe this holiday season.   I know we all like to celebrate, but every Christmas and New Year’s what I enjoy most is being with friends and family, and I truly feel terrible when I see someone losing a friend or family member due to an accident of some sort around the holidays.        With that said, ‘tis the season to tell everyone what you want for Christmas! (Thanks to Hallmark, the birth of a baby boy seen as the Son of God by people of faith has turned into a time of big dinners, drinking excessively, and great deals on Sony Kindles)   So, as I make my way over to midnight mass, here is Coach Mattone’s Christmas List for 2009.   (Note:   None of this is for 2009.   Mostly the 2010 Mets.   But I threw in some gifts I would like in case anyone gets a little generous and wants to send me something.   Or needs a last minute gift idea to give to a loved one.)  All I Want For Christmas Is……….  Nick Cannon knows what he's getting for Christmas....…YOU!!!     YOU, OOOO, BABY!   Sorry, Mariah Carey on the brain.   Moving right along then…      …people (myself included) to stop the negativity towards the Mets off-season thus far.   Some teams cough-Royals-cough got 2 years of Jason Kendall at $6 million for Christmas.   We don’t want that now do we…  …Fernando Martinez to stay healthy this year and get a shot to make an impact on the big league squad…  …Ike Davis to continue to shoot lightning bolts from his baseball bat in the form of 400 foot home runs…  …Mike Pelfrey to start his climb up the mountain as the next young frontline starter in the National League…  …Oliver Perez to enjoy his Christmas with family in Mexico so much, he stays there forever…  …Seriously, though, I hope Perez comes in this spring with a newfound work ethic, in great shape, and ready to prove Ollie doubters like me wrong with a strong 2010…  …The Hangover, on Blu-Ray or DVD…  "Wait a second...usually when my hand is reaching like this I'm grabbing potato chips...WHERE ARE MY CHIPS!!"…Bengie Molina to find a home that isn’t named Citi Field…stay away, fat man…      …Wally Backman to lead the Brooklyn Cyclones to an A-Ball Championship…  …then lead the Mets to the 2011 World Series Championship…  …then agree to do a Holiday Christmas special with Lenny Dykstra…I can see it now, "Wally and Lenny’s Wild Boys Christmas Spectacular…tell me you wouldn’t tune in……A Powermat Wireless Charger…  …Johan Santana to throw the first no-hitter in Met history…  …David Wright to hit 30 homers, knock in 120 runs, and be linked romantically to 10 Hollywood starlets…  Keep dancing, Jose.  Keep dancing. …Jose Reyes to hit 20 triples, steal 50 bases, and continue to have fun on the field, regardless of what the media or Jimmy Rollins says…      …Carlos Beltran to continue to put up great numbers and play Gold Glove defense…  …and cement his place in Met history with an MVP…  …True Blood or Mad Men DVD box sets…  …Jared, the Galleria of jewelry, to go out of business so I don’t have to see another "HE WENT TO JAREDDD!!!   Commercial…  Bring back Fat Jared!…Jared, the Subway guy, to put all of his weight back on eating the NEW! Subway Chicken Parmigana Sandwich, the NEW! Subway Pastrami melt, and the NEW! Subway Snickerdoodle cookies…      …Gil Meche to be traded to the Mets and resurrect his career as a top flight #2 or #3 starter…  …Daniel Murphy to continue developing into a quality big league hitter…  …Frenchy to hit more and more balls on the screws, and re-discover his potential…  …K-Rod to dance, yell, point to the sky, and close out 40-45 games for the Mets…  …and Bobby Parnell to set-up 25 of those saves with 97mph fireballs…  …NFL Network to get picked up by Cablevision…  …What The Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell…  Wonder if the Mets know what "The Situation" is...…and finally, for my friends, family, the cast of the MTV hit show Jersey Shore, and all Met fans to enjoy their holiday season with the ones they love, as they embark on what should be a fun and exciting 2010 for all…  …oh, and a WORLD SERIES BANNER!...  This sure would make my Christmas morning "Lively".....…and her…        Merry Christmas to all, and to all, enjoy your 7 Fishes for Christmas Dinner!!!!