We can sit here and discuss the many reasons we’re thankful for this season’s New York Yankees team. Instead, let’s look at these characters from the team at Thanksgiving dinner.
Guys, we all have them. We all have members of our family who are peculiar, competitive and incredibly annoying. That’s the definition of a family, right?
We don’t just have our regular, run-of-the-mill families. We also find ourselves as a part of a ginormous pinstriped family.
Think about it: we catch up with the New York Yankees. We are celebrating their successes and wallowing in sadness right alongside them all season long. They truly are our second family.
Thanksgiving is ultimately about family. That’s why we’re going to take a look through the 2017 roster and determine who is who at the Thanksgiving family dinner.
Welcome the New York Yankees to your home because this Thanksgiving will be navy and white.
The 5-foot-8 utility man has a pretty obvious role at family Thanksgiving; he’s the adult that is stuck at the kid’s table.
Forever banished to the table known for food fights and immature jokes, Torreyes just will never get that experience of the adult table. He’s stuck in the in-between of looking like a child and actually being an adult.
Torreyes played a Big Boy role on the Yankees this season, serving as a reliable substitute whenever he was called upon. Too bad that doesn’t translate to Thanksgiving dinner.
Chase Headley is known for a lot of things, including his impulsive reactions on the field. So when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, I picture him being the guy who runs the football pool and gets way too intense.
Headley would be a stickler for the pool and make sure the entire thing runs smoothly. But you know that when he wins (and he’ll definitely want to), he’ll rub it in your face.
I imagine a pretty solid celebration dance coming from Headley. I also would imagine a good ole thumbs down from the hot corner crusader.
I can say with 100 percent certainty that CC Sabathia is definitely the uncle that destroys everyone in the annual family kickball game.
We’ve seen him on the field when a Red Sox player bunts or Josh Donaldson is attempting to start a fight. He’s that guy that takes sport seriously … way too seriously. I could see him literally chucking the ball at baserunners attempting to take that extra base.
In fact, the more I envision it, the more I realize that he probably already is that guy at his own Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t think it’s just fans who are thankful for his competitive nature at this time of year.
There’s always one person, typically the man or woman of the house, who will attract all the attention in the room and spew out words that will make their family cry.
That guy who is going to give the toast would be none other than Aaron Judge, the big man himself.
He has a way with words, as demonstrated through his multiple run-ins with the media throughout his stellar rookie campaign. Plus, with Aaron Judge clinging his glass, standing over the table with his 6-foot-7 frame, you can’t help but stop and take notice.
The man of the house, Judge will essentially let the family know how much they do for him without mentioning himself once. What a guy.
The King of the Thumbs Down has a pretty entertaining role for Thanksgiving dinner. Frazier would likely be the goofy guy who turns everything into a joke.
He’ll be the guy to keep you laughing all dinner long. Whether he’s telling stories or spouting out jokes, Frazier is the guy that will make you laugh endlessly.
He dressed as Monster’s Inc. with his family for Halloween. He made a mockery of a disgruntled fan. Frazier is the king of comedy and we are definitely here for it.
Jaime Garcia is that dude that comes to dinner late and doesn’t bring anything along, just rides on the coattails of everyone else’s hard work.
Do with that what you will.
So as you’re sitting down with your family and friends this Thanksgiving, think about what it would be like to celebrate with these guys. Safe to say it would be pretty entertaining.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!