There’s certainly a lot to be thankful for this year, and always. Reality is much greater right now than the world of writing, as I’m thankful for having a loving wife and daughter, who support every decision that I make and continue to be the reason why I wake up every day to be the best person that I can, but most readers probably care very little about the tear-jerking nature of a blogger’s reality and are looking for some fantastic humor or idea that entertains them while they’re listening to their great uncle snore away a dinner, while the women complain about the men all sitting around a television to watch football on a day that was meant for family.
For the escape, you have my list:
The Indians made the playoffs!
The Indians had solid starting pitching!
Jun 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Carolina Mudcats short stop Francisco Lindor (12) during the fourth inning of the California League vs Carolina League All Star Game at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Perez was released!
In other baseball thanks…
Umpires being held accountable for terrible strike zones.
Bud Selig and his terrible wardrobe retiring.
The Cardinals losing in the World Series.
The Yankees failing to reach the playoffs.
The Pirates finally reaching pay dirt.
Another year for the BBWAA to embarrass themselves with their Cooperstown vote, which supplies us with plenty of material in the blogosphere.
A subscription to Baseball Prospectus (wife and daughter are awesome – this was a recent birthday gift).
Keith Law and Lewie Pollis making my ESPN the Magazine/Insider worth keeping.
Jim Bowden for his stupid, hilarious analysis.
Baseball podcasts for long drives.
Wahoo’s on First.
The Baseball Haven readers.
Health, friends, love, beer, sex, and Netflix…oh…and God.