MINNEAPOLIS This three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins is likely Jim Thome's last go-round at Target Field, the site of some of his mammoth home runs over the past few years.
Thome added one more to the list Wednesday.
In the fourth inning of the Phillies' 9-8 win, Thome took Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak deep for a two-run homer to center field. The ball not only cleared the fence in straightaway center, but it also cleared the 36-foot-tall batter's eye.
Thome did the same thing last season, clearing the batter's eye with an equally epic shot. Wednesday's blast was a reminder that, even at 41 years old and in the twilight of his career, Thome can still hit a baseball as far as anyone.
"It's special," Thome said. "Any time you clear the batter's eye, it's always very special, no doubt."Making it more special was the reception Thome received from Twins fans aside from the fan that threw the home run ball back onto the field. As Thome rounded ...