Happy Thanksgiving, Mets fans! This is Joey Beartran, along with my sister Iggy Beartran. Today is not a day to criticize the non-spending habits of the Wilpons or why Sandy Alderson pauses or clears his throat after every other word he utters. Today is about family, food and all the things we have to be thankful for in our lives.
Iggy and I have many things to be thankful for this holiday season, and we'd like to share those things with you today. It won't take long to share, so you can read this during halftime of today's various football games or during the ten minutes your Aunt Bea takes at the dinner table to complain about anything and everything when she should really be saying what she's thankful for. (Here's a tip - next year, skip Aunt Bea when it's her turn to speak at the dinner table. Turkey doesn't taste as good when it's cold.)
Enjoy your holidays, everyone!
Joey: I'm thankful to have Iggy in my life. She's the best game day partner I could ever hope for when I go to Citi Field and can't finish my basket of chicken tenders and fries.
Iggy: Aw, thanks, Joey. I'm thankful for you for sharing those chicken tenders and fries. I'd be more thankful if we got one basket for each of us. Yelling at Lucas Duda after he butchers another fly ball gives me quite an appetite.
|Guess Lucas Duda made an error before this photo was taken.|
Joey: I'm thankful I waited until all those large contracts came off the books so I could see the plethora of wonderful players Sandy Alderson would bring into the fold for the 2014 season. I'm looking forward to Chris Young's speech when he wins the 2014 National League MVP Award.
Iggy: I'm thankful for the internet, because without it, I would never have heard of Chris Young or have been able to read why he was being compared to Mario Mendoza.
|Thanks to the internet, Iggy now knows who this is. She just read the name on his bat.|
Joey: I'm thankful for all the extra promotions and concerts the Mets are going to have in 2014, especially on the weekends. I've been waiting my whole life to relive the 1986 World Series championship by dancing to the music of Huey Lewis & The News.
Iggy: I second that. And I love that the Mets made their souvenir collector's cups in the size of my head, so they can double as party hats when I'm shuffling my feet to "Hip To Be Square".
|Is Huey Lewis on stage yet? I've got my party hat on.|
Joey: Finally, I'm thankful for my Mets fan family. Seeing them on the Shea Bridge always warms up my heart and reminds me just why I became a Mets fan in the first place.
Iggy: Me, too! Also, by meeting them on the Shea Bridge, it puts us closer to Shake Shack, Catch of the Day, Blue Smoke, Box Frites, El Verano Taqueria...
|When I'm not dressed for Huey Lewis, I've got my sombrero ready for the Taqueria.|
That's all for this special Joey and Iggy Beartran Thanksgiving post. Thanks so much for reading what we're thankful for. If you'd like, why don't you share what you're thankful for in the comments section? Just click below where it says "no comments" or "1 comment" or whatever it says at the time and share your Thanksgiving thoughts with us.
From the two of us to all of you in reader land, we'd like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving, and to all our Jewish readers (we know you're reading this, Ike Davis and Josh Satin), we wish you a wonderful Hanukkah. Thanks so much for your continued support! And as always...
LET'S GO METS!
|Happy holidays, everyone! We tip our ski caps to you to thank you for your support.|