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Article: Favorite Jim Thome Twins Moment
Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:07 PM
The flag pole shot.
---I was at that game. At the time of the shot, I was in the men's room with my son - then a toilet training toddler, who, thankfully, was making good progress in that area. All of a sudden we heard the roar of the crowd.
But it wasn't the typical home run roar that builds into a big "Yaaaaay!".
It was more like a sudden "Whooooa!", as though 50,000 Spicoli's simulatenously tried Double Stuff Oreos for the first time.
He was so pleased with his successful use of a urinal, I didn't have the heart to tell him he missed out on something he'll probably never see again.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:40 PM
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:34 AM
To me, the flagpole shot isn't even his best HR as a Twin. It was the one he bombed onto the concourse over the batters eye in center field.
I agree that from a physical amazement, that the shot over the batter's eye was the most remarkable. The flagpole shot was awesome in a different, unlikely way (just from the odds of hitting the pole squarely like that). And the White Sox walk-off gets my nod from a game-situation and most fun standpoint. By the way, it's correctly labeled in the youtube clip, but the White Sox Walk Off was 8/17/10, not 8/20. Was a date I remember for other reasons, so I happened to notice.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:45 PM
Another one I had forgotten about... During Harmon Killebrew's Memorial service at Target Field in 2011, Thome participated by sitting in the seat about where Killebrew's long home run was hit. He later came down to the field, but I thought that was a great moment too.
I was just thinking about that earlier. It obviously isn't my favorite, but it certainly was something special.