After masterfully morphing into the Big Skirt during this year’s ALCS, Frank “The Big Hurt” Thomas is ready to cash-in with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Thomas had said he wanted to return to Oakland, where he enjoyed the A’s easygoing clubhouse and the relaxed atmosphere — such a change from the pressure on Chicago’s South Side. But Thomas, who has said he’d like to play until he’s 42, also acknowledged he had to consider to the best offer at this stage of his career to take care of himself in the future.
What can you do, man, you gotta get paid. Except, of course, if you patently whine about contracts even after the team you play for has shown gratitude for your services in, not only giving you boatloads of money, but also including you in post-season celebrations and such.
Don’t forget the A’s signed Thomas to a “Incentive-laiden” contract when no one was willing to wait for his ankle to show up for work.
So he gets their money, comes up limping in the clutch, turns down their extension, and is about to bolt to Canada.
Damn, I am spiteful, but frankly I just don’t feel as bad/bitter watching former Sox stars choking big time when it matters most. Kinda levels everything off very nicely.