Which MLB player would you invite to your Thanksgiving dinner?
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American Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it's time to decide who you want around your dinner table. On this week's Cut4Cast, Dakota Gardner, Gemma Kaneko and Chris Landers picked the MLB players they'd most like to have a slice of pie with.
Dakota: The real way to make Thanksgiving … your favorite holiday is by inviting your favorite Major League Baseball players to your Thanksgiving dinner. So, Gemma, you're obviously the best cook on the Cut4 staff. … who from Major League Baseball would you invite to your Thanksgiving dinner?
Gemma: I thought about this, and I had to go through a lot of different options. I decided that I would like to have one couple. I would like to invite Max and Erica May Scherzer.
Chris: Oh, that's a good one.
They seem fun! … You want to have people who are intense but not too intense at your Thanksgiving. My family tradition is that we always play board games -- we specifically play Trivial Pursuit, but we play other board games too -- and it is definitely competitive. I want somebody with that type of competitiveness to be there on that Trivial Pursuit team.
Dakota: … Interesting. OK, Chris, who's on your list?
Chris: So, my thought process was actually pretty similar to Gemma's. At my Thanksgiving, the Landerses also play board games -- in particular, Scattergories -- and so, my first pick in the MLB Thanksgiving Draft would be
I'd imagine him somehow turning it into a game of charades, and just kind of like, dancing around the living room. But my other pick was
Dakota: That's a very nice, happy Thanksgiving.
Chris: Dogs, board games, what else do you need?
Dakota: Yeah, I did not base mine on my actual Thanksgiving, because we're just all going to fight. Like if that was the criteria, who would fit into that, then it would be like,
Chris: Madison Bumgarner just glaring across the table for three hours.
Dakota: He could go instead of me at that point. I thought of just dudes who would be fun. So I thought,
Chris: Great choice.
Chris: And he has pie. We know he has pie.
Dakota: That would be great.
Chris: So far, Dakota's just listed guys who have the best smile in baseball.
Dakota: Yeah, we want just like friendly dudes.
Gemma: This list could also just double as a list of guys who would help you change a tire.