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Marcus Thames' First MLB At-Bat Was HUGE

Last week, after a successful turn as a hitting instructor in the Yankees minor league system, former Major Leaguer Marcus Thames was promoted to assistant hitting coach with the big club.Do you remember Thames' first Major League at-bat? It was as a Yankee, during an interleague game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The pitcher was a future Hall Of Famer: Randy Johnson,Ah, yes...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to Marcus Thames the Player

The Yankees take care of their own. Or something. Former Yankees, Rangers, Yankees (again), and Dodgers outfielder and designated hitter Marcus Thames has apparently retired, as the High-A Tampa Yankees announced that he will be their hitting coach in 2013. Thames was never a superstar. He was not even everyday player over even one full season in the majors, as the most plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcus Thames is a good man, TJ Simers

To borrow a line from Pedro Martinez, "T.J. Simers - who are you?"  Sure, you could use that line right back at me, but I'm not the guy who privately wagged his finger at a Major League Baseball player then used his keyboard as a slingshot to further attack him.  A Major League Baseball player who by every account I have heard is a tremendously good human being.T.J. Simers is an...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 24, 2011  |  Discuss

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