BASEBALL OFFICIALS and the writers who quiz them are always making comparisons. So Cron was asked about Wilkins, who has a powerful left-handed stroke at the dish. Turns out he’s got a fellow in mind.
“I want to say a certain guy, because back in the day when this kid came up he was a third baseman, just like Andy,” Cron said. “He was a first baseman, and then he became a DH. He’s still playing and he’s having a Hall-of-Fame career.”
Any idea who the skipper is referring to?
“Back in the day,” said Cron, ” Jim Thome looked very similar to Andy Wilkins.”
August 14, 2010
Among teams that play in community stadiums, the Chicago White Sox will pay $1.4 million in ballpark rent this year and the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners will each pay $900,000.
A 3-run HR in the 5th inning (1 out) off Detroit starter Jeremy Bonderman.
HR was hit on a 90 mph fastball (5″ break, 11″ pfx):