Jim Thome on brink of 600 HRs; Does a...

Jim Thome on brink of 600 HRs; Does anyone care?

There are 18 comments on the CBS News story from Aug 5, 2011, titled Jim Thome on brink of 600 HRs; Does anyone care?. In it, CBS News reports that:

Minnesota Twins' Jim Thome watches his home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Aug.

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Jon

Burbank, CA

#1 Aug 5, 2011
Of course people care, but Thome has played his entire career in the middle of the country where the story is often lost. AND, he's not a flashy, boasting guy. That's good, but it's not going to get you a lot of attention.
Ozzie Guillen

Springfield, IL

#2 Aug 5, 2011
Tommie makin me look like a real big assho. I tell Kenny Williams I don want dis guy in my team. He too old an slow. So Kenny get Adam Dunn. Tommie still hittin home rans an Dunn havent Dunn nathin assept strike out alot.
not

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Aug 9, 2011
how many teams has this ( joke ) been with ? ship him back to the national league and make him play in the field - he is done, next issue.
Jon wrote:
Of course people care, but Thome has played his entire career in the middle of the country where the story is often lost. AND, he's not a flashy, boasting guy. That's good, but it's not going to get you a lot of attention.

“Where's my compass?”

Since: Sep 10

Planet Earth

#5 Aug 9, 2011
You bet!! This is a milestone for a player who deserves the credit due ANY player from ANY team for reaching such a mark in their career. What else is there these days in professional sports? Pride and loyalty went out the door years ago with the owners paying out outlandish salaries to these guys to start with. There are few teams with fewer players who end up with the team they started with. Sure, a few love the game so that they would be willing to move on in later years when the team they have played for so long will not sign them anymore, but if they don't contribute, how long does that last? Personal goals and league stats are all that is left for some players if they desire to try to get to Cooperstown, especially if they play for low profile teams like those in the middle of the country. For example, look at all the hype for Jeter's 3000th hit, TV specials, ESPN watchdog his every bat, etc..., when just a few years ago, an All-Star player named Biggio, who also stayed with the same team throughout his years, reached the same milestone with hardly a whimper from our sportswriters from the east. Bonds will probably be blackballed from the HOF while A-Rod, quilty of the same thing and more...is praised to no end by the sportswriters. Face it, probably 75% of the sportswriters are from the east coast and if you aren't on the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies or a high profile team, you're invisible to them. Tsk, tsk...TRUE fans, whether you support the Yankees, Cubs, Dodgers, whoever, should realize what an achievement it is JUST to have worked to get to that milestone.
the real story

Spring Hill, FL

#6 Aug 9, 2011
Jim Thome has been a class player wherever he's played.
he is done

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Aug 11, 2011
who cares, mrs dh !
the real story wrote:
Jim Thome has been a class player wherever he's played.

“Where's my compass?”

Since: Sep 10

Planet Earth

#8 Aug 11, 2011
he is done wrote:
who cares, mrs dh !
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When did the Twins go to the National League???
Yankee Fan Since1949

Hayward, CA

#9 Aug 11, 2011
In a baseball world full of steroids and cheaters, this gentle giant did it the honest way. If your not impressed by that, well then, who's fault is it. For the answer..just look in the mirror. I'll just bet your missing more in your life than think.
Bulldog

Jamestown, NY

#10 Aug 14, 2011
I respect Jim Thome very highly. This guy quietly has played his career with dignity and class...never a word about steroid abuse with him. To be totally honest, in his prime with the Tribe I feared his bat much more than Manny or Baerga or anyone else in the lineup. He is a future HOF'er.
blah blah blah

South Saint Paul, MN

#11 Aug 16, 2011
Lost Mountaineer wrote:
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When did the Twins go to the National League???
they should they are a bad team and have done nothing to move forward only progressing back wards, they will not get to 500 BB this yr. save your money and stay away from fleet barn stadium.
bkjjjkkjb b

Kittanning, PA

#12 Aug 16, 2011
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Packas Fan

United States

#13 Aug 16, 2011
What I find funny is all the desperate MN fans and media taking credit as if Thome was,'one of their own'. I understand they have to report it and acknowledge this accomplishment, but for cripes sakes MN people, get a life!! Jim seems like a nice guy and hats off to him, but he started his career in Cleveland and spent most of his time in Chicago, your biggest rivalry. This has NOTHING if very little to do with MN. I can guarantee you if Jim makes the HOF (which he should), he will not go in as a Twinkie. I swear MN fans, aka; Loserville, you have lost all sense of reality.
Packas Fan

United States

#14 Aug 16, 2011
Correction: I meant he spent most of his career in Cleveland, NOT MN. LOL!
Bad ger

South Saint Paul, MN

#15 Aug 16, 2011
Packas Fan wrote:
Correction: I meant he spent most of his career in Cleveland, NOT MN. LOL!
amazing the number 4 still eats away @ the meat packers, he must have hated the slackers so much that he would sign with Minnesota.

will await your negative meat packer reply =
Packas Fan

United States

#16 Aug 16, 2011
Bad ger wrote:
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amazing the number 4 still eats away @ the meat packers, he must have hated the slackers so much that he would sign with Minnesota.
will await your negative meat packer reply =
You might want to put down the bong. This is about Thome, not #4. But I understand your ineptness. Btw, how'd that move to MN work out for #4? The bitterness will forever live in Loserville USA. LOL!

“Where's my compass?”

Since: Sep 10

Planet Earth

#17 Aug 16, 2011
Hats off to Jimbo, who got the 600th with class, a 2-HR day. Congratulations on joining the 600 club!!
He is 40

New Castle, PA

#18 Aug 17, 2011
He'll never reach Bonds, Aaron, or Ruth, but it's good for the game.
Hot and Heavy

Hayward, CA

#19 Aug 17, 2011
Ooooh baby

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