Dave Winfield sings at the 1981 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

A tweet from today from Hall-of-Famer Dave Winfield:

He wasn’t lying:

 

Over at Hall of Very Good: Another “Wisdom and Links”

It’s a bit late this week, but there’s a new “Wisdom and Links” over at Hall of Very Good. In addition to links, you’ll also see a plea to have the Athletics keep the name “Athletics” even if they move to San Jose one day, and also a list of things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Things to be thankful for this year in Baseball

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some things to be thankful for this year:

  • Be thankful for Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, extraordinarily talented young players who we should be seeing for years to come.
  • Be thankful for Justin Verlander’s ability to throw a fastball into triple digits in the 9th inning. I mean, wow.
  • Be thankful that baseball is in a golden age of labor peace.
  • Be thankful that teams like the Orioles and Athletics have returned to contention, and that the Blue Jays may be well on their way to it.
  • Be thankful that we live in an age where we can watch almost any game through the internet or through Extra Innings packages, so long as you don’t live in Vegas, Charlotte, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, or parts of New Mexico.
  • Be thankful for MLB Network, which is awesome.
  • Be thankful you aren’t a Marlins fan. If you are a Marlins fan, I suggest you binge on eggnog tonight. And then some.
  • Above all else, be thankful that there’s only about 82 days until pitchers and catchers report!