Thome's game-changing jolt goes a long way

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 18, 2011 - 6:31 AM

The big lefty launched a 490-foot bomb, longest in Target Field history.

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tovar12Jul. 17, 11 9:54 PM

Maybe Baker's elbow really started hurting after he saw the weather forcast for tomorrow!

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bdntjJul. 17, 11 9:55 PM

Not thrilled we're throwing someone out there in such an important series but maybe they haven't seen him and it will work out fine-we usually have problems with guys just called up.

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Severson_01Jul. 17, 1110:11 PM

"Tsuyoshi Nishioka stormed the clubhouse, shouting "Oh, sorry, sorry" in English." Is that Nishiokas way of telling us how bad he is offfensively?????

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samihoustonJul. 17, 1110:19 PM

Thome gets up and maybe he strikes out and maybe, just maybe, like today, he hits one just like he did 595 other times. His statement afterwards was touching:"Anytime you hit a ball that far, it's always special, that feeling you kind of want to last forever." Amen, Jim. Amen

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verumprototJul. 17, 1110:58 PM

4 more, big Jim!!!!

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BallFourJul. 18, 1112:32 AM

Severson_01: "Tsuyoshi Nishioka stormed the clubhouse, shouting "Oh, sorry, sorry" in English." Is that Nishiokas way of telling us how bad he is offfensively????? BALLFOUR: He was apologizing for Valencia's inept play offensively and defensively.

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nathan8383Jul. 18, 11 1:24 AM

don't want to disappoint but hit tracker measured that blast at 464 feet. Hit tracker uses physics rather than a chart.

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fwallenJul. 18, 11 7:01 AM

It is great to see Jim Thome play. What a contrast to the likes of Roger the Dodger, A-Rod and the others who disgrace the wonderful game of baseball.

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frannytJul. 18, 11 7:15 AM

Bringing up a guy with a 4.70 ERA in the minors proves the Twins can's be trading away starting pitchers unless we get one/some in return....

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edina2008Jul. 18, 11 7:48 AM

When did Slowey last pitch in Rochester? Might have been a good opportunity to showcase him one last time.

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