In less than 24 hours, Jim Thome will take the stage right behind me to accept his induction into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
For someone who played over two decades for six different teams, he’ll have a lot to sort through. But like playing in so many big games throughout his career, Thome is ready to rise to the occasion.
“I know the one thing that i do want to do is embrace the moment you only get,” Thome said. “You only get this one time and to embrace and to fully just understand what it’s about it’ll be so special.”
It’s a day Thome could only dream of when he first stepped on a baseball field.
“You don’t play the game to think oh I’m going to go to the Hall Of Fame I think it’s after you retired if you look up and you go ok I was blessed to play 22 years and look you have to have the numbers but ultimately there’s a lot that goes into this that makes it all come together.”
The induction ceremony begins at 1:30…And the one thing we do know is that Thome will not be going first.