Jim Thome, who now works for the White Sox as an ambassador of some kind (I don’t know his exact title and I’m too lazy to look it up because, honestly, does it matter? — he’s Jim Thome) was in Charlotte tonight to help with the opening ceremonies of the city’s new BB&T Park.
The stadium is the new home of the Charlotte Knights, the White Sox’ Triple-A affiliate.
As part of his duties, Thome threw out the first pitch, and while doing so we were all reminded why he spent so many seasons as a designated hitter.
Remember: Jim Thome originally came to the Majors as a third baseman.
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