Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Despite my doubts, the Twins went ahead and signed Jim Thome. Now that I think of it, though, I have to admit it's not such a bad deal.

  • He comes cheap - one year, $1.5 million plus incentives. Everyone loves a bargain.
  • He's planning on attending Twins Fest. He might have already had plans for the weekend, but no matter, he's going to be here. Everyone loves player who loves the fans.
  • He admires Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau and says it's an honor to play with and learn from them. Everyone loves a team player.
  • He's a legit threat. Imagine this: it's late in the game and we're down by a run. Nick Punto is due up, but Thome steps into the box instead. Do you like are chances now? I do. Everyone loves a winner.
  • He's been saying all the right things about coming here. He's excited to come. He's excited that the Twins are excited. Everyone loves a nice guy.
There is one comparison that my younger son, mini-bro, has been talking about for years:

Note: At this time, the comparison to Mr. Incredible relates to his physical-appearance only. His hero-ness comparison is yet to be earned. Although his career speaks for itself; he's well on his way.

Welcome to Minnesota Mr. Thome. Be the Incredible.


Heidi said...

nicest guy in baseball on the nicest team in baseball... what's not to like about that?

Jim H. said...

Seems to me that Target Field will suit Thome well. I can see him coming off the bench in the late innings and (a) crushing one all the way to the Ford building or (b) drawing an intentional walk so that Morneau or Cuddyer or Mauer can crush one all the way to the Ford building.