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12.2.2002

Farewell Jim Thome

Well, the decision has been made. Jim Thome has signed with Philidelphia. I wish him well. I hold no grudge.
Why? He didn't leave for the money. There was only a two million dollar difference and when you get that high, it doesn't matter. He left because Philly has a very, very good chance at a World Series Title next year or the year after or the year after. Cleveland is rebuilding and does not. He is an older player and older players without a title want one. I understand why he would go. I have a feeling he'll be back in a few years DHing or coaching or something. But we'll see. It is kind of sad that the world series teams are completely gone but it has to happen sometime. So to the new, young Indians I say GO TRIBE!