Megan and her husband are (slowly) working their way down to Portland to spend time with family for Thanksgiving, so I thought I’d dust off the cobwebs from my little corner of this blog and come talk at you all for a bit.
Thanksgiving is a time for, well, giving thanks. I know, stunning, soul-grabbing analysis, right?. It’s a gift. In all seriousness, though, this is a great time of year to reflect back on things and figure out what has happened that you’re thankful for, what you’re glad has happened, what you’re happy to have in your life.
So what am I thankful for? Well, I hate to be cliche, but I’m thankful for baseball.
It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that this has been, to say the least, a very rough year for me. I lost a job that, while I didn’t love it, let me live comfortably enough, and in the nine months now that I’ve been unemployed, I’ve received a grand total of zero job offers. I did have an in on a contract with a software company at one point, but then the project mysteriously disappeared, and the contract with it. I had a relationship blow up in my face in spectacular fashion, and other personal life issues besides.
But through it all, I had baseball, and through baseball, I had all of you.
Being able to put my energies into watching, analyzing, thinking about, and writing about baseball has helped keep me sane this year. Having this blog and Pro Ball NW has given me places to share my thoughts, and through these and Twitter I’ve had a chance to interact with a lot of you and get to know you, and I’ve been very fortunate to be able to do so.
So thank you, dear readers. Thank you, dear friends. You all have been fantastic, and I am thankful indeed to have you all around.
Stay safe and warm out there, folks. Have a happy Thanksgiving.