"With muscles that grew too lively and quick, I knew in a moment: steroids in St. Nick!"
-- Doug Cox of Albemarle
"BALCO, HG Hormones, injections and creams -- these are a few of my favorite things!"
-- again, Doug Cox, Albemarle
"Santa misunderstood when Baseball said they needed a Steroid Clause."
-- Ross Levin, Charlotte
"BALCO should just leave out milk and cookies like everyone else."
-- Rhonda Hermann, Charlotte, with variations on this theme from many readers
“Santa’s new weight-lifting routine includes carrying Nick Mackey’s personal baggage around our workshop.”
-- Alex Philbeck, Clover, SC
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Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received this week:
"Didn't he play for the Reds?"
"He prefers to call them Holiday Greetings Hormones."
"It's a Wonderful Life -- in Baseball!"
"Hey, check out that Christmas package!"
"Deck the Halls with BALCO Folly!"
"Not on the juice? You sleigh me!"
"I hear George Mitchell's making another list . . . "
"He plays baseball in the offseason."
"I always wondered how he did it all in one night."
"It's just one icon after another."
“Looks like Santa got his vitamins from the Island of Misfit Pills.”
"Santa! For the last time...put Senator Mitchell down!"
“He’s gonna find out who’s fraudy and lies.”
"Last season, he was just another elf in the minors."
"Who knew Reindeer Games would get as competitive as MLB?"
“Santa made the Yankees' roster."
"Carrying all those lead toys is really doing a number on Santa."
"Looks like Santa has been having lunch with Barry Bonds again."
"I wonder if HGH works on elves."
"We have to stay competitive -- the Grinch is using them."
Join us again Monday, Dec. 24, for a new cartoon caption challenge!