straight outta glendale, arizona - i received a sase in the mail on saturday. i thought that maybe it was from the injured chris withrow or perhaps a certain cy young and mvp award winning pitcher, both of whom have (or should have) received a request from me this spring. i was wrong.
thome was a huge fan favorite here in minny, and the only appearance he made at a twins autograph party was met with lines longer than those for guys named mauer, morneau, and even killebrew. he hit the first walk-off home run in target field history, and about a month later he tagged the flag pole beyond the bleacher seats in right with a monster blast. i only wish he had hit a home run as a dodger.
as an aside, i am pretty sure that's frank mccourt's smug mug right in front of thome's shin guard.
thanks for signing my card, thome!