Jim Thome Is Elected To The Hall of Fame
Today was supposed to be a travel post. I had a post all lined up for the day. What I didn’t count on was the joy that I felt when I saw that Jim Thome was elected to the Hall of Fame. From the tracking numbers that I saw it was an inevitability, but it was still cool to see his name called. Jim only played for a few seasons in Chicago, but during that time you really could see what a great man he was. He could hit the heck out of the ball as well. There are a lot of great Jim Thome memories from his time in Chicago. The best has to be his home run in gam 163 against the Twins in 2008. It was one of the best games that I have ever been to, and his solo shot to straightaway center was the difference in a 1-0 game. It was not only a home run, but it was a monster shot. If you go to Sox Park today you will see a plaque up against the concession stand in center field where the ball hit. Man he was fun to watch. For the first time since Carlton Fisk was elected to the Hall I am thinking about making the trip to Cooperstown.
Digging Into The Archives
I went to find a couple of photos of Thome in my archives. This was a wild wild west era in photography for me when I was not too organized. I had a Canon Rebel and a slow lens, but I had fun making pictures at the ball game. I loved it so much that I wrote a post on making pictures from your seat at the ball game. You can read that here. I cringe at most of those photos today, but it was fun while I was doing it. It also gives me some great memories to go through on days like today.