I have to give thanks to my team, the Detroit Tigers, thanks for a tremendous season.
Another bit of joint-thanks goes out to the Chicago White Sox. They’ve done a tremendous job of not making the playoffs recently. I’m sure AJ Pierzynski is thrilled with the fact that he’s been to the World Series more as a color analyst than as a player. And he hasn’t retired yet.
Thanks to R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets for reestablishing America’s belief in the knuckler.
Thanks are also in order for the Colorado Rockies for proving the theory that you can’t win with terrible starting pitching.
Thanks should also be doled out to the Houston Astros, mostly by the Seattle Mariners. The AL West basement suddenly doesn’t seem so lonely.
On the topic of the Mariners, thanks for not making the playoffs or the World Series, punch lines will abound.
Thanks should be reserved for the Philadelphia Philliesas well as the aforementioned Red Sox for showing the world that high pay-roll teams really can belly flop.
The Yankees bit of thanks is this, thanks for being a doormat for the Tigers going into the World Series. However, no thanks for not really putting up a fight. That whole sweeping in a seven-game LCS thing didn’t work out too well.
Stay tuned for Part 3 of knowhitter’s annual thanks giving tomorrow and check out Part 1 here.
Part 3 can be seen here.