Thursday, August 25, 2011

Welcome Back, Thome!

The Indians picked up Thome from the Twins for a player to be named later.  At this point, I don't care who the Indians have to give up, Thome is a VERY welcome member of the Indians lineup.  For me, it is very similar to the Lofton situation several years ago.  Bring in a leader, an all-around good guy, a future HOFer.  This is most likely Thome's last season, and he will finish where he started.  Lofton was a little different when he came back (he did not start in Cleveland, but was most prolific there) compared to what Thome is facing.

I think that Thome will become the regular DH for the rest of the season as long as he stays healthy.  And, with Thome in the clubhouse, I see the Indians' chances for post season play greatly improved.  Now, dreaming the way I like to dream: the Indians go all the way and Thome walks away from his MLB career with more than 600 homers and a World Series ring.  Hey, I can dream...

In any case, the fact that Thome is coming home brings even more spirit to Indians fans everywhere!

4 comments:

  1. As soon as I heard about it, I thought of you Dave!

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  2. Me too. I figured you'd be happy.

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  3. I couldn't think of a better ending for Thome. :-)

    I hope this finally stops the unjust booing he gets in Cleveland.

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  4. Please take good care of him. I wish he'd been a Twin longer, but couldn't pick a better team for him to go to.

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