More Than A Day
By Karl Fuchs

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.

So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year.  Last year, we gathered at The Bar to share a little of what we were thankful for.

This year I decided to do my own, mostly because I didn’t think of it in time to ask everyone else.

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In the midst of all the other Padres happenings Sunday, there was an odd bit of news released late in the evening: Andrew Cashner would be scratched from his Monday start, and he would be replaced by Cuban RHP Odrisamer Despaigne, making his major league debut. The first question was why had Cashner been scrubbed? He had just been used as a pinch-runner on Friday during the team’s comeback victory over the Dodgers.

Had Cashner been traded? Is he injured? As of right now, the reports say that neither is true, just that the team is being conservative with Cashner, who has a history of arm trouble and has never pitched a full season in his career as a starter.

Update: Andrew Cashner is headed to the disabled list with right shoulder soreness.

So with that out of the way, who is this Cuban fellow with the strange name?

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