Arizona Diamondbacks ace Randy Johnson is a generous donor to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and he does a great deal of work with children who have the disease. A New York Times profile of Johnson relates this story:

“Sproat remembers how Lauren Creswell, a girl who has cystic fibrosis and has rooted for Johnson most of her life, was at home last Christmas in Tucson. As she opened her presents, the phone rang. Johnson was on the other line, calling to wish her a happy holiday.”

I wonder, did he really call her on Christmas Day and wish her a “happy holiday”? Is The New York Times so sensitive that it can’t even use the words “Merry Christmas” when describing what someone wished someone else on Christmas Day? Sheesh.