Jim Thome is heading to Cooperstown.
Wednesday, we found out that the Indians' all-time home run leader (and 8th on the MLB all-time list) was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving nearly 90% of the vote.
Jim Donovan and I both had our opportunities during the day to think about this historic occasion.
Jimmy chose to remember Thome as a "great caretaker of the game, a gentleman, and a great Indian," during his Jimmy's Take on Donovan Live.
I reflected on how much of an unselfish teammate Jimmy was, always "humbly crediting others for his success."
So naturally we both had a lot to say when we came together for the Donovan Live Postgame Show. Jimmy told some great stories about the 1995 Tribe, including the night that Thome caught the division-clinching final out against Baltimore, to the night he blasted a majestic home run during Game 5 of the World Series.
We also talked about Omar Vizquel missing out in his first shot at the hall, getting only 37% of the required 75% of the vote. I truly believe Vizquel will someday get elected, it may just take some time.
And finally, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that it was Isaiah Thomas who was leading the charge against Kevin Love during the Cavaliers' team meeting on Monday. I got Jimmy's response to this story as well.
Watch the Donovan Live Postgame Show in the player above