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Jim Thome Suspended For a Game

by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Apr 15th 2008 1:17PM by Tom Fornelli
The White Sox were planning on giving Jim Thome the day off today as they finish their two-game set with the Athletics, but MLB went ahead and made the decision final, as they’ve suspended Thome for today’s game after his ejection during a loss on Friday night.Thome, who was scheduled to miss Tuesday’s 2-game series finale against Oakland, said he was “a little surprised” by the punishment but he would not appeal Major League Baseball’s decision.

The ejection was just the third of Thome’s career.Personally, I found Jim’s ejection on Friday to be hysterical. Of course, that’s probably because after reading the Dugout lo these many years, I’ve basically taken his Dugout persona and applied it to the real life JI


In my mind instead of arguing balls and strikes with umpire James Hoye, Jimmy was just mad because Hoye told him that sweater he’d knit for him was ugly, and it hurt Jim’s feelings as he continually bumped manager Ozzie Guillen into Hoye.

As Paul Konerko put it afterwards, “It was like watching your dad get angry.”

The day off is probably a good thing for Thome, and considering he’s going to make $14.9 million this season, I don’t think the fine will hurt much either. Jim’s been struggling since Opening Day. After starting the season with two home runs and 4 RBI off of C.C. Sabathia, Thome’s gone 5-for-40 with 14 strikeouts and only 4 walks.

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