Barring a trade for Vernon Wells or a comeback announcement by Steve Carlton, I am taking off the next few days to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with my extended family. The menu always includes a few items peculiar to my upbringing in
I am responsible for cooking the turkey, stuffing and sauerkraut. My wife oversees the rest of the meal which resembles a cornucopia in variety and quantity. Everyone else pitches in equally when it comes to consuming our efforts.
Meantime, Pat Gillick gets a few days off as well, no doubt to contemplate the Phillies pitching needs, which remain not only the team's principal area of weakness, but with regards to the bullpen may still yield the best hope for improvement.