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DLD 4-23:Jackhammer

More speculation about Frank Thomas.  The head line of the article:

From a Blue Jay to a Jackhammer . Basically the article states that the Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern League are willing to offer Big Frank $3500 a month.  I would play ball for that but I don't have the resume that Thomas does.

The headline makes me fondly remember the large piece of rebar that Big Frank would use in the on deck circle.  Some more interesting information is later in the article:

On a more serious note, the Oakland A's are apparently considering going after Thomas and will make a call within 48 hours.

At this point I really want this to happen.  The fan in me loves Frank and he was one of my favorite A's of the last run of success (Huddy, Ellis, and Tejada are among the others) and it would just make my fanbone really happy.  And, given that he has really been a slow starter the last few years and comeback to do well I think that we would get a much better hitter than he has shown thus far (and certainly a better hitter than his DH replacement Rod Barajas).  As has been stated many times his BABIP is in the .150 range, which indicates plain bad luck thus far.  His walk rate and HR rate are fine.  I say, SIGN BIG FRANK! 

Then again, I am not Billy Beane.

OK, running content:

Robert Cheruiyot extremely well in winning Boston on Monday.  A huge effort considering that he was basically solo for most of the race that makes he and Bill Rogers 4 time winners.  I think that he would have set a course record had their been a stronger field.  The Boston pro field has slipped in the last several years and I would love to see Ryan Hall run Boston, maybe he would have a shot at winning.  I would have preferred to see Meb   win, but I will take hall. 

OK, /running content.

ummmm,

I went to the dump with my brother in law last Friday .  That was fun.

 

Dump away.

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