An MLB Fan’s Thanksgiving List

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It’s Thanksgiving time in the United States. We’re supposed to all sit down, stuff our faces, watch a ton of football, and count our blessings. As a baseball fan here’s a list of nine things a MLB fan should be thankful for. With nine innings, nine spots in the batting order, and nine men in the field, you expected ten, did you?

1. Your favorite team. No matter how good or bad they are, By God, they’re your team and you’re behind them to the, frequently, bitter end.

2. The regular season. No other sport lasts as long and provides as many games as baseball. Hockey and basketball can go on forever, but there just aren’t as many games to watch.

3. The postseason. There is nothing in sport quite like a game seven. And there have been some great game 7 matchups.

4. The awards. Isn’t it just simply fun to sit around and try to predict who’s gonna win which award? And isn’t it equally great to sit around and complain when the idiot writer’s aren’t as smart as you?

5. The Hall of Fame vote. Isn’t it just simply fun to sit around and try to predict who’s gonna get it? And isn’t it equally great to sit around and complain when the idiot writer’s aren’t as smart as you?

6. Babe Ruth. In all of American sports there has never been anything quite like him. He was such a phenom that his name was become an adjective. A great, unsurpassed, over-awing feat is called “Ruthian.”

7. Spring Training. When the cold of winter and the dull of the post Super Bowl sporting world leaves and the spring returns.

8. Opening Day. When for just one day any team can win and God’s in his heaven and all truly is right with the world.

9. “Play Ball.” Arguably the greatest two words in all of the English language.

Have a happy holiday, team.

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2 Responses to “An MLB Fan’s Thanksgiving List”

  1. William Miller Says:

    Very nice list. And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well.
    Bill

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