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Nick Saban's First Pitch Was Better Than Nolan Ryan's and Jim Thome's

This time of year we tend to see a lot of celebrities and athletes from other sports get the chance to show off their baseball skills. Some might get the chance to take batting practice with a team, but for the most part they are invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Some of them end up sucking pretty bad. Some have actually thrown pretty good pitches, but most probably...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thome’s first pitch juuuuuust a bit outside

Former Indian Jim Thome (you know, the guy who is getting a statue this summer) was invited to throw out the first pitch for the Charlotte Knights. The Knights are the AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, but were the Indians’ affiliate in 1993 and ’94. Thome and Manny Ramirez were part of that ’93 team that won the International League title. Thome never pitched in a major...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome's First First Pitch Was Way Off

Opening Day is always a special time. The Phillies brought in former players Steve Carlton and Jamie Moyer to throw out the first pitch at the Phillies' opener. For the Charlotte Knights, Jim Thome would be that special player. It did not go so well. Kami Mattoli of the Sporting...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome airmails first pitch

Jim Thome spent a lot of his career as a designated hitter, and with his first pitch for the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A affiliate Thome showed why. Heads up in the first row! That first pitch was absolutely brutal, but then again, Thome hit 612 home runs so it is tough to make fun of him too much. I'm not sure whose was worse, Thome's or Carly Rae Jepsen's from last year.  
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome airmails first pitch

Jim Thome spent a lot of his career as a designated hitter, and with his first pitch for the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A affiliate Thome showed why.
Via FOXSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome Fails Miserably Throwing Out First Pitch

Jim Thome took his first crack at throwing out a first pitch for the Charlotte Knights and he absolutely failed miserably. You would think a former baseball player would be able to do this no problem. [YouTube] The post Jim Thome Fails Miserably Throwing Out First Pitch appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome is an Early Frontrunner For Worst First Pitch of the Season

When guys are done playing baseball for a living they are hardly ever done with the game. It is pretty common to see former players called upon to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at MLB and minor league parks across the country. They are an obvious choice because of name recognition, but you'd think also because as former players they'll be able to get the ball over...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB vet Jim Thome throws out laughably bad first pitch

Jim Thome confirmed why he was a designated hitter for the majority of his major league career when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday.
Via FOXSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome’s first pitch on Friday night was horrible

The Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) invited Jim Thome to throw out the first pitch on Friday night, and the results were awful. I’m sorry Jim. I have so much respect for everything you’ve done in your career, but this throw is…well, it’s really terrible. I guess that’s why Thome moved off of third base so early in his career.
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome’s first pitch on Friday night was horrible

The Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) invited Jim Thome to throw out the first pitch on Friday night, and the results were awful. I’m sorry Jim. I have so much respect for everything you’ve done in your career, but this throw is…well, it’s really terrible. I guess that’s why Thome moved off of third base so early in his career.
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome throws out horrible first pitch (Video)

Jim Thome is less than two years removed from being on an MLB roster. The legendary slugger spent most of the later years of his career as a designated hitter, but you would think throwing a baseball would be second nature for him. That did not appear to be the case when he threw out […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome throws out awful first pitch at minor league game

Future MLB Hall of Famer Jim Thome spent much of his career at first base or DH. On Friday night Thome threw out the first pitch for the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The five-time All-Star’s ceremonial pitch sailed high and outside and produced laughter even from Thome. Thome had 2,328 hits in his big league career with 612 home runs. Thome last played in the major...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Thome throws out laughably bad first pitch

Future Hall of Famer Jim Thome confirmed why he was a designated hitter for the majority of his career when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday. Thome played for eight teams, was a five-time All Star, collected 2,328 hits and hit 612 home runs during his illustrious 22-year career, but there’s a reason pitching isn’t on his impressive...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 9, 2000

Cleveland Indians first baseman Jim Thome strikes out five times to tie a major league record. Cleveland prevails, posting a 17 – 4 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome is making a return to the diamond, sorta

Jim Thome will make a grand return to the baseball diamond this Friday.
Via FOXSports.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome is making a return to the diamond, sorta

Jim Thome will make a grand return to the baseball diamond this Friday.
Via FOXSports.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome is making a return to the diamond, sorta

Jim Thome will make a grand return to the baseball diamond this Friday. The future Hall of Famer will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday, as they open their season at the new BB&T Ballpark. The former Indians slugger played for the Knights in 1993, when they were Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate. That season, Thome hit 25 homers...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Win Season Opener with Ups and Downs

A season opening win is always a good start, especially at home. There were many things we saw to confirm that the Sox are division contenders this year, but also a few points that need addressing by manager Robin Ventura and his coaching staff. Young Talent Breaking Loose The club showed off their power and ability, scoring five runs while scattering 11 hits. Amidst contributions...
Via Sports Mockery
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Q and A with Johnny Goryl

Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer and never was an All Star. He only played in 276 Major League games over six seasons and was just a career .225 hitter. But Goryl played in an era that had the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and so many other stars...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fans obviously need something to complain about.

The Twins offense has been pretty bad ever since 2011. There is no escaping that fact, and with the departures of Denard Span and Justin Morneau, not to mention Jim Thome and good Delmon Young, it’s not hard to see why. That said, the pitching was also historically bad. The Twins addressed the problem that seemed the most egregious over the past couple of years, by signing 4...
Via The Rhino and Compass
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Jim Thome

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Thome Interested In Returning to the Baseball Diamond

Upon news of Rich Dubee's dismissal by the Phillies, fans were immediately clamoring for former Phillie and 2008 World Champion, Jamie Moyer, to become the team's new pitching coach for the 2014 season. Well, that never came to fruition obviously, as Bob McClure was hired. But now, another former Phillie...
Via Philliedelphia
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Trend Spotting: On Larry Doby, Jim Thome and a statue travesty

I shall preface this column with the understanding that I don’t wish to be excessively critical of Jim Thome or his career in Cleveland. Indeed, like many, he was my favorite Indian from the earliest years which I can recollect. Unfortunately, my tone or at least prose is unavoidably loaded with criticism and irritation towards the honoring of Jim Thome. If this note makes you...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Notebook: TribeFest Edition

The Cleveland Indians were back with their hit TribeFest for the second year in a row. It was yet another big hit for fans of all ages to enjoy despite the bad weather. Fans had opportunities to meet players and get autographs from their favorite players of the past, present and even the future. There were some key storylines that unfolded as TribeFest unfolded, and we will key in...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Thome statue date announced for August 2

The Cleveland Indians will honor former player Jim Thome by erecting a bronze statue outside of Progressive Field this summer. On August 2 prior to a game against the Texas Rangers, a life-sized statue of Thome will make its public appearance. Currently there have been no leaks of what the statue may look like but it was announced previously that the statue would feature Thome...
Via Tireball.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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