Thursday, November 23, 2006

Reasons to Be Thankful

Today is the day set aside for us Americans to give thanks to whomever or whatever we feel thankful to for our bounty. For those of us with a special interest in baseball and the Red Sox, it is also an appropriate time to ignore the negativity that manages to infuse itself into our game and our team and instead focus on the good stuff.

In that spirit, here are a few of the many things I am thankful for today.

  • I am thankful that Theo and the Trio won the Daisuke Matsuzaka sweepstakes...

  • ...and that they enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner with the Japanese phenom.

  • I am thankful for our other young major league pitchers, like Jonathan Papelbon and Josh Beckett.

  • Speaking of young pitchers, I am thankful that Jon Lester has lots of support as he battles cancer, and that he has access to excellent health care and the means to obtain it.

  • I am thankful that Derek Jeter didn't win the AL MVP...

  • ...and that haughty New Yorkers are apoplectic about it.

  • But more than that, I am thankful to have more intelligence than the 27 baseball writers who didn't give David Ortiz as much as a second place vote, especially the one who didn't give him any vote at all.

  • I am thankful, and will be ever so, for the 2004 Red Sox, who made generations smile.

  • I am thankful for a job that provides enough income to allow me enjoyment of several Red Sox games every year.

  • I am thankful to be in the midst of planning my fifth annual spring training vacation.

  • I am thankful to our loyal readers.

  • I am thankful for my sistahs.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

4 comments:

Tex said...

Jeeeeez KellyJ....you don't leave much to add to. :)

I am thankful for:
1. Being a Red Sox fan
2. Being a Texan
3. Having a wonderful family who supports me in my Red Sox addiction
4. Finding and having wonderful friends in the Red Sox Nation
5. Somewhat free vacations via my job
6. Tek's thighs and patience with the young pitchers
7. Mike Lowell's gorgeous eyes and glove
8. Ortiz's beautiful smile and god-like bat
9. Schilling's porn stache and bloody sock
10. and last but not least Manny For Just Being Manny!!!!!!!

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a Side note to all you sistahs here...thanks so much for letting me into the "inner circle" of Sistahs. I promise I'll try not to put Roger in your face too many times.
Happy Turkey Day from the Great State of Texas to the Great Red Sox Nation!!!!!!

Soxcruiser said...

Nice Thanksgiving post Kellyj. I must say I always knew that Boston was the place to be if you needed the latest and greatest in healthcare, but you don't really think a lot about it until you or a loved one needs it. I am very thankful for all the dedicated staff at Dana-Farber, they are the best of the best. I am also thankful for my friends and sistahs of Red Sox Nation that know how to stay strong and believe when the going gets rough.

Brenken said...

I am thankful that the Sox have a front office that seems willing to go all out to insure that the team does not come in third place again next year.
I hope they're getting close to getting his John Hancock on a contract.
Happy Thanksgiving, Sistahs!

Anonymous said...

Please do not lump me in with The Alleged Media Elite in NYC:

I don't care about Derek Jeter, or what Tim Mc Carver says about him;

I write, primarily a Red Sox Baseball Blog;

Yankees Fans have YET to visit that blog;

I have to witness all the "October Arrivistas", which I have to live side-by-side with, in NYC. It is NOT a pretty sight;

Thank The Lord Above that D-Mat is NOT a Yankee;

Thank You, Oh Sistahs, for Sustaining Intelligence & Entertainment in your blog;

Michael