Archive - Aug 17, 2010

Thome!

Wow. Forty-year-old Jim Thome just justified, again, the Twins' decision to sign him last winter. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has to be tearing his hair out. He and the Sox decided not to sign Thome because they didn't think they needed him. Now, he has come back to haunt the Sox with an tenth inning two-run home run that gives the Twins a 7-6 win. 

Always fun to beat A. J. and the Sox. But in this fashion? All the more fun. Thome rescued two relievers, Capps and Rauch, who failed and a starter, Scott Baker, who did poorly. 

Thome hit his massive home run--and it was a bomb--off of a hard throwing left-hander. There was no doubt about it. It was gone. 

I just about shut of the TV when the Twins fell behind in the top of the tenth inning. Man, am I glad I didn't. It was probably the finest moment of the Twins season so far.