Frank Thomas reached baseball immortality tonight hitting his 500th career homerun in the Minneapolis Metrodome, the stadium in which he hit his first career homerun. Thomas was given a standing ovation as he rounded the bases.
My personal association with Thomas? When I was a kid I loved him 2nd most next to Kenny Griffey Jr. I got one of my coveted Thomas upper deck baseball cards, wrote a nice little letter in what I’m sure looked like fist writing (still does), and shipped it off to the offices of the Chicago White Sox at a certain Comiskey Park in the Chi’. What did I get back? A photo-copied, black and white photo complete with photo copied autograph. I didn’t even get my card back. It’s a damn good thing that I only sent out cards I had doubles of, just in case. Thanks a lot Frank and company, dicksnatches. I forgive you now anyhow, and we’re really happy you reached the mark. Have fun in the Hall of Fame Frank!