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Pavin Smith hits a homer for Christmas

And also proved his social media tool scouts out at an 80. :)

Miami Marlins v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Hope you all had a great Christmas yesterday. If you - like me - were too busy watching traditional yuletide season movies (by which I mean things like Die Hard and Gremlins, not this sloppy Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story nonsense), you might have missed Arizona Diamondbacks’ first-round pick Pavin Smith winning the Internet with this gift to his parents.

#Boom. #DropsHollyDecoratedMic. That’s why Mister Smith is a first-round pick in your social media keeper league. For I’m fairly sure nothing the D-backs Tweeted out this year got over sixteen thousand likes. Of course, it helps a bit there, when everywhere from ESPN through the Washington Post to Inside Edition picked up on the feel-good Christmas story and ran with it. But it was still a lovely moment, and it makes me all the more glad he’s one of us! [Hitting .318 in his professional debut didn’t hurt...]

I’ll be dropping this post on SnakePit Jr’s Facebook wall as an early hint for 2018. Though unless a professional league of sarcasm opens up in the next twelve months, I’m not holding my breath. :)