Happy Thanksgiving to all, even those weirdo vegetarians that refuse to partake in the bountiful amount of dead turkey...enjoy your tofu! Anyway, it is customary to say what you are thankful for on this blessed day of family and eating until your waistband expands. Therefore, I too will say some things I am appreciative of...
1. Baseball- I love this sport, and in my honest heartfelt opinion, it's the only sport that matters. Football is okay, Fishing is relaxing, and BeerPong is fun, but I don't know where I'd be in this world without baseball.
2. The Deportation of David Bell- loyal readers of this blog know of the extent of my hatred for David Bell. I say many cruel comments about him for a laugh, but make no mistake- I mean everything! Wes Helms and Greg Dobbs may suck at 3rd base in tandem, but I will never be as upset with them as I was when Bell was here manning the hot corner...Mike Schmidt spits in his generally direction. I still have a fear that Bell will return to this organization in some capacity and fairy-tize it from the inside out.
3. Ricky Ledee- I'm not really all that thankful for Ledee, I just came across this picture and found it amusing...smile Ricky- you made millions, but never came close to living up to your hype. He did get traded to the Giants for Felix Rodriguez, who in turn got traded to the Yankees for Kenny Lofton, so I suppose he was somewhat useful.
4. Superstar Phillies- of course I'm most thankful for the core of players on the Phillies that have the capability of leading us to the playoffs for the next few seasons as long as they have the proper supporting cast. Thanks Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Cole Hamels, and Brett Myers. I'd have included Rod Barajas or Rob Ducey, but unfortunately, they're no longer with us.
*Last year's list included the powder blue uniforms, the riddance of Ed "Nutsack Face" Wade, Ryan Howard, John Kruk, Mike Schmidt, and Larry Andersen. Gobble, Gobble, Hey! Gobble, Gobble, Hey...pleased to eat you!