Monsters Admit Best, Worst Holiday Gifts

In the spirit at a recent holiday gathering, the Lake Erie Monsters discussed some of the best and worst gifts they’ve received over the years.

When asked about their most memorable holiday gifts growing up, here’s how some of our favorite Monsters responded:

#5 David Liffiton: “A Mountain Bike.”

#36 Ryan Lannon: “A silver trumpet. I played the trumpet growing up. I was all jacked up about getting the silver trumpet, and then about a month after I got it I quit. So it didn’t really work out, but I was pretty pumped up about getting it at the time.”

#28 Curtis Fraser: “Boxing gloves. I had a pretty good hockey present that year, but I just remember how bad I wanted those boxing gloves. Santa was kind enough to get them for me.”

#16 Justin Mercier: “Probably when my dad surprised me with a Sega Genesis. I wanted it so bad for months and I finally got it. I don’t think I let that thing out of my site for three months.”

Assistant Coach Dan Laperriere: “A golf vacation to Florida.”

#44 Travis Gawryletz: “A Harley Davidson t-shirt.”

#35 Jason Bacashihua: “Remote control cars. I would always open them up and take them right out in the snow. It would get the batteries wet and they would die right away, so we’d always have to go to the store and get new ones.”

When asked about the worst holiday gifts they ever received, here’s how some of our favorite Monsters responded:

#28 Curtis Fraser: “A Bryan Adams CD. I got a Bryan Adams CD once and I was really wanting this special hockey stick.”

#36 Ryan Lannon: “My father and I got home made, matching one-piece pajamas that were neither flattering nor fit very well. I think they got worn once and that was the end of them.”

#5 David Liffiton: “Socks.”

#16 Justin Mercier: “It wasn’t just once. My mom always gets me socks for Christmas. Who likes opening socks?”

#44 Travis Gawryletz: “Well I guess you get socks every year in your stocking, so that’s gotta be up there.”

#35 Jason Bacashihua: “It’s funny because we actually have Christmas parties and what we do is the family gets everyone gifts of like two or three dollars. I wanna say like two years ago I got probably 20 boxes of tissues.”

 


Search Archive »


  Bookmark and Share

Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
0

Browse by Month »

September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
March 2007
January 2007
December 2006
May 2006