One of my coworkers, the fabulous Justin Fox, has a family tradition of creating an elaborate gingerbread structure every holiday season. This year, the Foxes really outdid themselves with an edible recreation of historic Fenway Park:
I don’t know what part’s my favorite — the gummi players (two of whom apparently had to dive on the previous play, just before this image was captured), or the candy cane foul poles, or the classic Necco wafer roof, or the bases that seem to be made of Mentos, or the light towers that appear to be decorated in Nuprin. They’ve even made a gingerbread man version of the Ted Williams statue!
But the score — which unfortunately, you can’t really see in these compressed images — may be the best Christmas gift of all: the Boston Red Fox are walloping the New York Yankees. How’s that for a tiding of comfort and joy?
Anyways, happy holidays from all of us at UmpBump to all of you! Here’s to a 2011 full of playoff berths for all our favorite teams. Cheers!