Monday, August 9, 2010
Thome just five away from McGwire, A-Rod gets 300 steals
Jim Thome hit a 2-run homer against the Tribe last night, pulling him to within five homeruns of tying Mark McGwire. Oh, I know, I should be breaking down the Indians loss and lamenting the days of yore when we had a winning season. But, there are plenty of Indians bloggers and writers already doing that (and, admittedly, I have done it many times myself), but watching Jim Thome climb the all-time home run list is very exciting to me. And the main reason? Because almost none of the sport writers and broadcaster seem to notice. Rather than the sosa/McGwire duke-out of years ago, Thome has slowly, surely been chipping away at the home run leaderboard. Without drugs. Without a lot of fanfare. He's just a guy who gets to play baseball and get paid for it. He is a Hall of Famer in the making.
Also, in case you missed it, Alex Rodriguez grabbed his 300th steal:
There are only two other players to have 600+ home runs and 300+ steals: Willie Mays and Barry Bonds. Congrats to A-Rod!