Baseball, of course. A very entertaining year. Most importantly the Red Sox improved by 28 games and tied for the best record in the majors. Now on to the playoffs. Time to get our magic lucky tablecloth.
The sport is in a good place with a lot of remarkable young players like Mike Trout, arguably with the best career so far for any 21-year old in baseball history (too bad he plays on the West Coast so THC doesn't see a lot of him) and Jose Fernandez, the rookie pitcher for the Miami Marlins. The future looks bright.
Best managerial move of the year was Joe Girardi's decision to send Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter to the mound at Yankee Stadium to take Mariano Rivera out in his final appearance. What a memorable moment it made for all of us to remember the last player who will ever wear 42 in major league baseball. And it turns out there is crying in baseball.
For the baseball nuts reading this you can watch Mariano breaking bats here. And here's the best gift from his farewell tour courtesy of the Minnesota Twins, The Chair of Broken Dreams, made from bats he broke.