The Dugout is a feature at Fanhouse that brings the lives of Major League Baseball players directly to you...sort of. The official chatroom of the MLB keeps you up to date with all the recent happenings of your favorite players both on the field and off.
When Jim Thome hit his 500th tater for a walkoff yesterday my first emotion was absolute elation. He's easily one of the most admirable human beings ever to grace the spotlight and to see him reach such a milestone in as much grace as he's displayed his entire career put a smile on my face for the rest of the day. Well, at least until the Red Sox lost. Then I saw the Patriots score again and let out a mighty Thome chortle.
You can check out his response to the event after the jump.
|WordUpThome: HEY THIS IS JI|
|WordUpThome: JIM THOME|
|TKOnerko: Oh, hey Jim. What's up?|
|WordUpThome: AU CONTRAIRE MON FRIEND, I THINK THE REAL QUESTION HERE IS WHAT IS EVEN?|
|WordUpThome: YES AND THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS THE AMOUNT OF RUNS THAT WE HAVE SCORED AND THE AMOUNT OF RUNS SCORED BY THE THE ANGELS ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
IS ANAHEIM DUTCH FOR ANGELS?
|TKOnerko: Probably. Oh, it's your turn to bat. Let 'er rip, buddy.|
WordUpThome: SURE WILL I'D HATE FOR THIS GAME TO GO INTO EXTRA INNINGS
ME AND THE MISSES HAVE PLANS TO REPAINT OUR GREEN ROOM
|WordUpThome: WE'RE THINKING YELLOW|
|**Online Host** WordUpThome has stepped into the batter's box|
|WordUpThome: HELLO DUSTIN I'M AFRAID WE'RE ABOUT TO SQUARE OFF MUCH LIKE TWO COMBATANTS IN THE MOVIE GLADIATOR|
|MoseleyAlong: i know man. you really don't have to preempt every at bat by saying that.|
|WordUpThome: JUST FAIR WARNING BECAUSE I JUST PUT ON MY BRUSHING BRITCHES|
|**Online Host** WordUpThome has cranked his 500th homerun to win the game
The entire stadium explodes into confetti and cheers
WordUpThome: WHAT, WHY THAT'S JUST TERRIFIC
|WordUpThome: AND TO THINK I STILL GET TO DAUB MY DEN
WHAT A DAY