September 17, 2021

Bowden: The 40 (mostly) baseball things I’m thankful for this year (The Athletic)

The 2019 Major League Baseball season was one to remember. Major-league games were played in Omaha, Neb.; Williamsport, Penn.; London; Tokyo; and Monterrey, Mexico. We celebrated the 90th All-Star Game in Cleveland and watched the Washington Nationals win their first world championship in epic fashion. But baseball also had its share of controversy: The live ball, potential robot umps and the sign-stealing scandal by the Houston Astros were big topics of conversation.

However, it is Thanksgiving, and I think on this day we should spend our time focusing on the positives and reflecting on the exciting, strange and historic parts of the season. With that in mind, here are 40 (mostly) baseball things I’m thankful for this year. Feel free to share yours in the comments as well.

• Mike Trout winning his third MVP Award and finishing first in offensive WAR for the seventh time while still only 28 years old. He reminds me of Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle and…

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