The Yankees won 103 games last year, which means they LOST 59 times. Joe Mauer hit .365, which means he made outs in 63.5 percent of his at-bats. You can always find something to gripe about, and I do so too often.
But today is Thanksgiving, and a day to be grateful for the good things we have. I could make a list trite and profound of such things in my life, but this is a baseball blog, so I'll stick to the diamond.
Twelve things for which this Twins fan gives thanks:
- That I get to watch Joe Mauer play on a daily basis.
- That everybody involved is making reassuring noises about Mauer's future in Minnesota.
- For 28 years of knowing tonight's game won't be rained out.
- For a future of fresh air and real grass.
- For Denard Span's consistently professional at-bats.
- For Michael Cuddyer's willingness to vacate his preferred position for the sake of the team.
- For Ozzie Guillen, who drew the venom from the Twins-White Sox rivalry without losing the competitiveness.
- For the energy and enthusiasm Carlos Gomez brought to the ball park every day the past two seasons.
- That the Twins were able to exchange Go-Go's unopened tool box for a quality shortstop.
- That the Twins' best player doesn't get stinkin' drunk during a crucial series.
- That Justin Morneau and Pat Neshek sound good to go.
- That spring training is just 87 days away.