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!

1 comment:

  1. As a Yankee fan, I actually had no idea about A-Rod's 300th steal.

    And as a baseball fan, I'm amazed how little I know about Thome, especially in comparison to any other slugger with a similar career HR total. I hope he gets significant fanfare when he approaches 600.