We all remember Frank Thomas’ woes in the first half of the season last year, and the Big Hurt plans on demolishing those memories from people’s minds. In fact, he’s going to do it with the long ball. He said that he will either hit a homerun at Knology Park, or he won’t feel good about heading north for the start of the regular season.
Apparently Knology Park in Dunedin is infamous for eating up balls into the outfield, so Frank T. plans on crushing one out of the park before he leaves Spring Training. This is a much more aggressive side of Thomas compared to last year; when he was ho-hum about Grapefruit league games, resulting in an abysmal April, May and June.
So far, the only Jays players to hit for homeruns so far in Grapefruit League games this season have been Buck Coates, Matty Stairs, Joe Inglett, and David Eckstein. So Frank better get swinging if he wants to make it up to New York for the season opener!