June 18, 2021

Giving Thanks: Proud To Be Rooted In Green And Gold (Athletics Nation)


It’s that magical time of the year when all across the country families come together to bring tension, dysfunction, baggage, and turkey to the table. My aunt Bertha will be rolling in Tuesday, and after her last diet didn’t take that might be literally necessary. Her weight is currently “5.1” because it is now measured on the Richter scale. Last week she announced she was going gluten free, and apparently I will be expected to embrace a family breakfast of “Shredded Quinoa”.

Cindi is excited to try out her new recipe for pumpkin pie, substituting acorn squash for pumpkin because it’s “basically the same”. Of course the crust has to be gluten free, which is why my aunt Bertha is bringing two extra boxes of Shredded Quinoa. I’m just thankful that my uncle Perv’s probation hearing will cause him to arrive a day late.

But I am thankful this Thanksgiving week, thankful to root for a baseball team that makes me proud even though it has never met an elimination game it could not choke away. Sometimes it’s good to step back and remember what matters, and whether you are looking at integrity, remarkable underdog achievement, or personality, when you get down…

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