Last night in Detroit Jim Thome hit to big flies 599 and 600. Thome joins guys like Hank Aaron, Willie Mays,Babe Ruth and Ken Griffey, Jr. Now granted there are a few other guys who have hit 600 bombs that I will not mention because they did not complete this trying task clean. Granted A-rod has been rebuilding his cred ever since Selena Roberts dug up all that dirt and caused his cousin to sit a the kids table during Thanksgiving.
Big Jim Thome is the Paul Bunyan of the big leagues. Thome came up to the bigs in 1991 with the Cleveland Indians as a 3rd basemen but mainly he was brought up to sock a few dingers because he was built like a brick shit house and can slug better then anyone out there. Thome hit over 30 home runs in more then 11 season. Granted he never really hit for average and wasn't a real wizard with the leather and some might say he is a one demential player. Well, they are kind of right. Thome is a born hitter and he makes no bones about it.
Why is Jim Thome is so great stats aside, why should people feel like shit that there was not enough made of this chase of 600 for Thome and half the world stop when a-rod did it last year. Thats because unlike A-rod or even Griffey Thome never really wanted the spotlight. Thome never played for a super high profile team. He played in the 95 and 97 world series with the Cleve and sadly lost both and has never been close since. Which is a fucking travesty and now I'll get into the reason why Jim Thome is the man? Dude is the nicest guy in the world. A true gentelmen of the game. The dude was so nice he told the Phillies who were paying him a few million at the time " Hey guys its cool if you want to bench me or let me go at the end of the season because you got that kid Ryan Howard coming up , so its cool."
Look I would have really of loved to give Thome a great post but I personally don't know enough about him and I highly doubt that any of you really know more then what you all ready
do of the guy. It's a shame because we know pretty much everything about ass clowns like Bonds,McGwire, Sosa, A-rod and Manny. These steroid stars were on the front lines of the Mlb marketing force of the past 15 years. I wish I new more about this guy, All I know is that he is a blue collar guy, he is beloved by everyone he has played with,for and against you have to pay someone a lot of money to say something bad about him, and he is like looks like a giant teddy bear always smiling and shit.
If Jim Thome happens to stumble upon this post while hunting for muppet photos for his kids and read this what seems to be half assed post I would like to apologize. Dude I am sorry for not giving you the credit you deserve. You're a first ballot Hall of Famer and you are an example of how the game should be played. Also what do you think of the site? Anyway Thome you're the man and Congrats bro I hope you get on a team that will get you that ring and if you call it a career then Happy trails and Don't work for Espn . Your too smart for 30 minutes every other 6 months.