MLB Thanksgiving: What are we thankful for?

Baseball has given us a lot of things to be thankful for in 2017.

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On Thursday, Americans all over will gather with family and friends to give thanks for the blessings life has bestowed on us in the past year.

And to eat a metric ton of food.

With football so ingrained in the culture of Thanksgiving Day, baseball can be overlooked on this November holiday. After all, the season will have been over for three weeks, and the Hot Stove season hasn’t reached critical temperatures yet.

But as baseball fans, we have had a lot to be thankful for in 2017. From classic playoff battles to the emergence of the game’s next superstars to the swan song of one of the game’s greats, the season has given us plenty to think of as we bless our Thanksgiving feasts.

Let’s take a look at some of the things that baseball fans should be most thankful for this season.