Happy Day after Thanksgiving, friends!
While you were busy making mashed potatoes (what’s your secret to making them the best? I add horseradish to mine) MLB writers were giving us some great Thanksigivng-themed content.
News was minimal, so I’ll just remind you most of your favorite baseball websites are probably having sales today if you want to get some good deals on T-shirts, sports gear, and whatever else is on the list of baseball lovers in your life.
Hope you enjoyed your meals, and time with your families, no matter what form that took this year.
Now onto the links. Lots of them are about turkey.
- Ben Carlsey gives us each team as what Thanksgiving food they best represent.
- A reason for every MLB team to be thankful this year, according to Mike Axisa.
- Michael Clair brings us the story of a player who was traded for a turkey, then subsequently retired.
- Emma Baccellieri looks at baseball’s last turkey, which begs the question: just how many turkeys has baseball had?
- MLB gave back this Thanksgiving and Alyson Footer takes a look at what they did this year.
- 67 things baseball fans can be grateful for in 2020.
- Following his arrest earlier this week, Randy Arozarena has been released, reports John Romano.
- Which National League team makes the best current lineup of ex-players, asks Corey Brock and Jayson Jenks. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- Is it time for MLB to seriously rethink the postseason? Brendan Gawlowski takes this season and looks at where we can go from here.
- If Billy Beane really is done with the A’s, Alex Coffey recalls the legacy Beane leaves behind. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- Should everyone vote for Andy Pettitte for the Hall of Fame this year? Sam Miller thinks so.
- There’s never a bad time to watch this Ichiro clip.
I miss watching Ichiro pic.twitter.com/x9olG3c7qX— BaseballHistoryNut (@nut_history) November 25, 2020
- Baseball has its own unique vocabulary, and Russell A. Carleton gives us the new vocabulary of 2020. (Baseball Prospectus Premium required.)
- Mike Axisa looks at which team is likely next to break their World Series drought.
- Some players (and teams) are waiting for a decision on the universal DH before making offseason moves, writes Jim Bowden. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- The FanGraphs broadcaster feedback posts continue, this time with the West.
- Charlie Morton is the latest in a line of one-year rentals for the Braves, and Jay Jaffe looks at how that has gone for them so far.
- Craig Edwards asks “What’s next for the top rookies of 2020?”
- Guess who owns the Buckner ball?
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.