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Jim Thome might be the property of the Philadelphia Phillies in this, his 22nd year in the major leagues. However, when his career is over, possibly at the end of this season, Thome has a job waiting for him with the Chicago White Sox.

 

In an interview Friday with Comcast SportsNet, White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said that he has a handshake agreement with Thome that he can return to work for the White Sox after he retires.

 

"When he left here to go to the Twins (in 2010), we kind of shook hands and agreed that, whenever his career is over, he’ll come back to the White Sox in some capacity," Reinsdorf said. "He did say that he wants to live in Chicago. Whenever it’s over, hopefully I’ll see him back here. And I hope I live to see him go into the Hall of Fame."

 

What will Thome do?

 

"Anything he wants," Reinsdorf said. "I’d like to see him come to spring training, work with the young players. He’s a great role model. He really understands hitting. This is not just a guy who goes up there with a bat and swings. He understands hitting. We’ve talked about hitting a lot. He understands it. There’s a lot that he can impart. Just being around, you know. If he goes on to be a big league coach, that would work too."

 

During our interview in Reinsdorf's office at U-S Cellular Field, Thome walked in the door, surprising Reinsdorf with a framed picture of his 600th home run, hit this past season in Detroit.

 

"I hope he keeps playing," Reinsdorf said, which was followed by a friendly remark. "Maybe he’ll get to 700 home runs."

 

Seeing that we were in the middle of an interview, Thome told Reinsdorf, "Why don't we just hook up in October. The Phillies and the White Sox. That would be good!"

 

That'll work. Thome back one day with the White Sox? That works too.

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Can't wait till Thome is back in the Sox organization...This is great news

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Manager!

 

This might say good things about the White Sox organization and the city of Chicago. Thome also has ties to the Twins, Indians, and Phillies. Any of those team would probably love to have Thome in their organization after he retires. However, he will chose the White Sox.

 

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QUOTE (sunofgold @ Jan 27, 2012 -> 06:13 PM)
Manager!

 

This might say good things about the White Sox organization and the city of Chicago. Thome also has ties to the Twins, Indians, and Phillies. Any of those team would probably love to have Thome in their organization after he retires. However, he will chose the White Sox.

*shrugs*

 

He lives in hinsdale.

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Maybe he'll be the director of White Sox Charities.

 

He's always been good with charity work.

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QUOTE (Jerksticks @ Jan 29, 2012 -> 12:07 AM)
Why do we want him teaching our young hitters how to be fat and clog up bases? :huh

 

Its not like a guy who has hit 600+ homers could teach kids anything, right?

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jan 29, 2012 -> 09:55 AM)
Its not like a guy who has hit 600+ homers could teach kids anything, right?

 

Probably not. Maybe how to strike out (and I'm not even talking about the good kind here).

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