Life has a tendency to throw curveballs when all we want is an predictable straight forward toss.
This year reenforced the lesson that happiness is found less in the types of pitches we get (or even the way we hit off them) but rather from the team we get to play with.
During the year I got to spend time with people I haven't seen in a long time. I nurtured friendships new and old. It felt great. I needed their support and to feel their camaraderie more than I knew at the time.
As is my custom, here is some photographic evidence of me doing my best to hit home runs while I still have innings to play. If 2016 taught us anything, it is that life can be unpredictable. #gocubbies
Thanks to all who made it an unpredictably special year for me.