For the second time in his long and storied career, Jim Thome is a former Philadelphia Phillie. I understand the logic and reasons he was moved, but I was still pretty bummed yesterday when I got the news of his trade to Baltimore. In a season of dismal moment after dismal moment, Thome's pinch hit walk off home run last Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays stands alone as a bright light.
Looking back now, the decision to add Thome to the 2012 Phillies roster may not have been a very wise one by GM Ruben Amaro Jr. As much as we all love him, he was physically incapable of playing first base and the string of DH eligible inter-league games wasn't enough to take up a roster spot for a contending team.
Hopefully the Baltimore Orioles can benefit from the addition of a first ballot Hall of Famer. I will definitely be pulling for the Orioles to make the playoffs.
Thanks for the memories Jim! You are the greatest!