When I see this photo I imagine Jim Thome saying, "Good job, little man! Only 14 more and you'll be like me!"
That's right: Scott Podsednik got a head start on his normal homerun productivity by not waiting until Game One of the ALDS this year to get his first jack. He got the White Sox going against the Twins today with a two-run home run in the second inning.
It was his first since his Game 2 walk-off home run in the World Series and his first regular-season home run since Sept. 30, 2004. Oh look out, Thome. We may have a new DH. OK, maybe not. But Scotty Pods is back.
His great hitting this series (three hits today--and a triple short of the cycle) has pushed his average to .300 after that 3-for-38 start. Oh yah.