Christmas was always my favorite time of year. There are many reasons I enjoyed the holiday season and over the years my reasons have changed. Now I enjoy the holidays to spend time with family and friends while over-indulging in meals and chocolates. But when I was young, my focus, like many, was on what could I ask for this year. As a passionate young baseball fan that was an easy answer - baseball! Regardless of what you ask for, to me there was no better feeling than waking up Christmas morning and running downstairs to see what Santa had left.