Jun 7, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla (6) leaps over Washington Nationals right fielder Michael Morse (38) after throwing to first to complete a double play during the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Wishing You All a Very Metsian Thanksgiving

I am thankful for the New York Mets.

I am thankful for the kind of thrills I can get on any given summer day in Flushing.

I am thankful in a Knuckler I can get behind.

I am thankful for the greatest position player the team has ever had.

I am thankful for a rising crop of starting pitching, and a rotation that has quietly become one of the best in baseball.

I am thankful for a bunch of players that have made the first 2 years of Sandy Alderson much more redeeming than the last 2 years of Omar Minaya.

I am thankful for a Jason Bay who showed everybody how to handle themselves in the shadow of failure. I am thankful for those fleeting moments when we thought he might just turn this thing around. Those moments were awesome, and magnified by their infrequency.

I am thankful that in 50 years, Omar Quintanilla will be a Mets legend to me.

I am thankful for a 1st baseman who’s only gonna get better.

I am thankful for a new shortstop I expect to be a champion in a Mets jersey one day.

I am thankful for a 2nd baseman who is as good a hitter as I’ve ever seen. If he gets traded this offseason, I will remember his time in a Mets uniform well.

I am thankful for a southpaw who had a breakout season. I’ll either be thankful for his awesome place in the 5-man or thankful for the haul he got back.

I am thankful for the lack of a drop-shadow.

And thankful for The Return of Blue.

I am thankful for the peace of mind I get every time I think of the Mets, and think about baseball in general.

I am thankful for this human life giving me the ability to experience a sport like this.

And thankful for the family that has made that all possible.

I am thankful to you fellow fans who have become readers of fellow fans’ works.

I am thankful to Rising Apple for giving me this opportunity to voice my Metsian opinion and to work with others as passionate about the team as I am.

I am thankful for the Orange and Blue.


Thankful for the 2012 New York Mets.


And thankful for the 2013 Squad we all can’t wait to see.



Happy thanksgiving, everybody.



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  • Reid

    This was the best Mets blog I’ve seen in a while. Far too often we reflect on the ineptitude of a team that borders on a fable like Sysiphus. We get so close to getting the rock up the hill and then back it comes only to start all over again. We are thankful that we follow a boys game, played by grown men, who, though they make too much money, are often treated like Greek heroes (or villains). To be thankful for something as insignificant as baseball leaves the door wide open to be thankful for everything that brings joy. (and sometimes sorrow). I look forward to a new year of Mets baseball even as I watch all the games at ten o’clock in the morning in Australia. Thank you very much for your comment about Jason Bay who exemplified the futility of baseball in New York the last six years, but never once did I hear him lash out at the media, the fans or the Mets brass. I, too, am thankful forJason Bay and although I hope the Mets never hand out a contract like that again (I’m sure they will and, unfortunatly, it might be with David Wright, my favorite player) the Mets will be a baseball team of hope. Happy Thanksgiving to you, also.