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The Dugout: Jim Thome And The Dreams Of The Everyday Houseman

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Slugger Jim Thome took a front office job with the White Sox, but he isn't done hitting dingers yet. Today on The Dugout, Jim Thome works and daydreams.

TRADES!

The Dugout: You Gotta Keep Jim Thome Way Down In The Hole, Part 2

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Jim Thome is now a Baltimore Oriole, and "Jim Thome trades" are between "Phillie Phanatic got injured" and "Kate Upton uploaded naked pictures of herself" on the list of important stories for me to cover.

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The Dugout Opening Days ’12: Minnesota Twins

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In "piece of information included in passing that we're contractually obligated to cover" news: [Minnesota Twins star Justin] Morneau has been taking infield before every game, and said he also expects to be play some first base before that series in Milwaukee.

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The Dugout: Jim Thome’s Back(yard)

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The hilarious pull-quote featured to the right is from an <a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7144626/jim-thome-intends-make-available-2012">ESPN article</a> detailing Jim Thome's address to the City Club of Cleveland, wherein he announces that despite the market not being flush for 41-year old designated hitters he'd still like to play in 2012.

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What I Think Selected Baseball Players Probably Smell Like

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Brandon and I were trading emails yesterday, discussing our respective regional weather calamities (me = underwater, him = on fire), when he asked if I could help him out with a feature or a couple posts today.

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Hey Guys: Jim Thome Could Return To Tribe

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In news that could make me the happiest blogger who also runs a Jim Thome-themed baseball webcomic on the entire Internet, Minnesota Twins designated hitter <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/MLB-Jim-Thome-claimed-by-cleveland-indians-jason-kubel-chicago-white-sox-082511">Jim Thome was claimed on waivers</a> by the Cleveland Indians.

#.lol

Morning Links: Football, Mousey Starlets

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Sports LOLNFL: Preseason 2011 Week 1 - The reasonable adult approach to professional sports is to wait for the pictures to go up and put a bunch of block letter words over them.

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The Dugout: Thome At 600

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<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/08/congratulations-jim-thome-dont-get-anybody-pregnant">Jim Thome hit his 600th home run</a>.

SPORTS

Jim Thome Joins MLB’s 600 Home Run Club

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jim-thome">Jim Thome</a>, the hay-baling Illinois farm boy with a knack for making opposing pitchers look incompetent, crossed the 600 home run mark last night by hitting two opposite field shots to reach the milestone.

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Congratulations, Jim Thome, Don't Get Anybody Pregnant

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Jim Thome’s back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season’s end.

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The Dugout: Evan Longoria's Police Report

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Tampa Bay Ray Evan Longoria was robbed during Spring Training, and yesterday he was able to find some closure.

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The Dugout: A-Rod's Violent Gambling Parties

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It looks like Alex Rodriguez is going to be in a lot of trouble.

#PRO WRESTLING

Morning Links: You Got Me, Mad Now

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Sports Vintage Promos: Jumpin' Jeff Farmer Goes Full Force - In an effort to get all the people who hate me covering wrestling to be okay with it (or even enjoy it), here's a classic from my days at "AOL News" featuring IPW's most famous full force-going table-turner Jeff Farmer.

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The Dugout: Meet the Daigles

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Several days ago, With Leather's editor was enough of a women's softball nerd to report that Majorish League pitcher Casey Daigle and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch had <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/06/jennie-finch-needs-to-stop-naming-babies-immediately">given birth to their second son</a> and named him like a minor league mascot.

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Happy Memorial Day, Everybody

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Maybe "happy" isn't the right word.

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Morning Links: Thome Time

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Three really cool things about this year's AL Central: 1.

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The Dugout: AL Central Folklore

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The Minnesota Twins always have great commercials, but they've outdone themselves by adhering to one simple rule: dressing Jim Thome up as things = comedy.


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