Found November 21, 2012 on World Series Dreaming:
We gripe and gripe about everything all year, including the Cubs and how incredibly crappy they are, but this time is for the giving of thanks and being thankful for what we have.  There’s the usual suspects, i.e. health, family, friends, a roof over our heads.  There’s other things too, like our favorite sports teams and icons that keep us entertained.  And then there’s all of you, who stick with us even when the offseason is more boring than a comatose snail and the team itself isn’t much better.  So plenty to be thankful for. Most of the big news this offseason belongs to the epic fail that is the Miami Marlins franchise.  In a way, the fans of Miami should be thankful that the pathetic business practices in Miami were fleshed out so blatantly, as this may be the impetus needed to get Jeffrey Loria and the rest of his crooked crew out of Florida and MLB.  Lots of pain in the short term (and maybe the medium term, especially if Giancarlo Stanton gets his way and can get out from ...
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