photo illustration by Samara Pearlstein
Things for which we can be thankful:
— We’re not fans of the Mariners.
— Arrrrrrmando’s unexpected season. What does the future hold in store for Mr. Galarraga? None can say (no, not even you, PECOTA). But we will always have ’08, and that 3.73 ERA, 1.192 WHIP, and 13-7 record will be on the stat websites for all internet eternity.
— Comerica is a heckuva place to watch a ballgame.
— None of OUR players are secretly dating Madonna.
— The fact that “April in the D” really did only last one month, and did not go on to spawn such potential horrors as “Maypril in the D” or “Septembpril in the D”.
— Best lookin’ home unis in the majors.
— Brandon Inge’s ass.
— The most intimidatin’, chain-smokin’, spike-wearin’, mustache-bearin’, horses**t-and-weak-s**t-hatin’ manager in the league.
— The difference between 2003 and 2006, and the hope that difference can bring us.
— The perfect storm of awesome that is Curtis Granderson.
— Someone will play shortstop next season, and it will not be Edgar Renteria.
— What I reckon may well be the best story to come out of the MLB this past season: Matt Joyce rescuing a kitten in the clubhouse.
— All of you kids and kittens, the commenters (and even the silent readin’ lurkers) who share in the despair, absurdity, and joy of Tigers baseball here at RotT.
Have a happy Thanksgiving, kids and kittens! May it be filled with not-overly-dramatic friends and family, good things to be thankful for, and many delicious NOMS. If you end up at the Lions game and you see someone wandering around in a white t-shirt with a crying Lions logo on it, carrying a big camera, feel free to come say hi!