Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and as a baseball fan, there are a ton of things I should be thankful for on this special holiday.
The Winter Meetings is a special time of year for the baseball community. Executives get to discuss trades and free agency amongst other members of the executive world during this four day period. Baseball fans are extremely attentive to MLB Network during this time of year in December. For example, last season's big question at the meetings was will Chris Sale be traded? He was and the baseball world flipped upside down.
This is the time of year fans should be most thankful for. After a long four month offseason, fans get to see their team up close and see the team's new players. Also, it is another step closer to opening day. Especially kids should be excited for spring training because it is also known to be autograph season.
Opening day is so huge to some baseball fans, that there was a petition a few years ago to make it a national holiday. Next season's opening day is on March 31st, with the Marlins hosting the Cubs at 12:30 pm ET, so fans will have to wait four months for this day to occur. Fans should be very thankful for this day because each team starts the season in first place and the chase for the pennant begins!