Everyone has something to be thankful for this time of the year (or any time of the year, for that matter) and that certainly holds true across NatsTown.
As a matter of fact, I somehow managed to interview more than a dozen Nationals players, staff members and team officials today and got them to tell me what they're most thankful for right now. I know, I'm just that dogged of a reporter to track all these people down and get them to pour out their soul for me. (Either that, or I just made these up.)
So with that, here's a list of what all the various residents of NatsTown are most thankful for this year...
Mike Rizzo: That the market for Adam Dunn may not be quite what Greg Genske thought it would be.
Adam Dunn: That there's at least one team out there willing to give him a three-year deal.
Ian Desmond: That errors aren't the only measure of defense anymore.
Danny Espinosa: That hamate bone surgery isn't a major procedure.
Ryan Zimmerman: That no one will ever see this. (Oh wait, too late for that. Watch with particular interest around the 2:00 mark.)
Livan Hernandez: That you can still win in the major leagues with an 85-mph fastball.
Bryce Harper: That there are apartments in Hagerstown available for month-to-month rent.
Stephen Strasburg: That there's no better place in America to sit around doing nothing than San Diego.
Jesus Flores: That he's finally playing competitive baseball games with no shoulder pain.
Nyjer Morgan: That Mike Rizzo is more forgiving than Nationals fans. And Wes Helms.
Jason Marquis: That he was a free agent after winning 15 games in 2009, not after winning two games in 2010.
Drew Storen: That he can always fall back on that Stanford degree if this baseball thing doesn't work out.
Jim Riggleman: That he's still got four months to plan his first double-switch of 2011.
Mark Lerner: That he may make up for any lost revenue from a smaller season-ticket base in new jersey sales.
Mark Zuckerman: That I have such a loyal, knowledgeable and gracious group of readers who made this the most enjoyable season of my professional career.
Warmest wishes for a healthy, safe and joyous Thanksgiving with family and friends.