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  1. Agree on the uniforms; all points.

    Comment by JR — August 29, 2011 @ 11:03 am

  2. The fact that the later home run was much shorter than the earlier one might be more coincidental than age-related. Doesn’t Thome have the longest home run hit in the majors this season? Maybe Prince Fielder has since retaken that, but I know at one point Thome had a ~594 footer with the Twins this year. It was to right field, but still suggests much strength has not left Thome.

    Comment by drewcorb — August 29, 2011 @ 11:09 am

  3. Whoops. make that 494 footer. I had ~500 feet in my head, but then tried to go for more precision and forgot to change that first digit. So much for accuracy.

    Comment by drewcorb — August 29, 2011 @ 11:11 am

  4. Love the cream old school type look of the Indians jerseys. Those and the black sleeveless Colorado uniforms are my two favorite in the game today.

    How long will it be before you start seeing the ‘retro’ Cleveland blue jerseys coming back? They just got Thome, gotta rock them while you got him.

    Comment by Chris — August 29, 2011 @ 11:13 am

  5. Get out of here with your facts.

    Comment by Jack Moore — August 29, 2011 @ 11:33 am

  6. HitTracker says his longest this year were one of 464′ and one of 454′ — both at Target Field. But I wouldn’t be surprised (and think I recall) the longest of those two initially reported as close to 600′

    Just eyeballing, it looks like the strength is still there but he got under this year’s pitch a little more. Maybe that’s age (the eyes are often the first to go), maybe that’s the pitch, or maybe it’s random variation and doesn’t mean anything whatsoever.

    Comment by Joser — August 29, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

  7. That “494 feet” was an estimate. Try this instead.

    Comment by Bryz — August 29, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

  8. The longest hit by Thome was reported at 494 (or something around 490) by whomever estimates distances at Target Field. I wouldn’t trust that, though, because they also claim that the top 5 home runs by distance hit at TF were all Twins players.

    Comment by Bryz — August 29, 2011 @ 6:37 pm


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