GIF Thome to Papelbon: “I Want That Check!” and Larry Andersen Pretty Much Calls The Shot

As we told you last night, Jonathan Papelbon offered $5,000 to anyone who could bail him out of his first blown save of the season by walking it off in the bottom of the ninth. Enter Jim Thome, who hit his 13th career walk-off home run, the most ever in the Major Leagues (previously, he was tied with Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Stan Musial, Frank Robinson, and Mickey Mantle, with 12).*

Two items of note: Larry Andersen all but called Thome’s shot just moments before he hit it, saying, “It'd be a nice time for Gentleman Jim to go yard.” 

He did just that. And, as noticed by several Phillies writers, when Thome was greeted by his teammates at home plate, he turned to Papelbon and said, “I want that check!”


It’s still unclear if Thome received the check or not (we’ll likely hear more about it today), but it was clearly on his mind as he touched home plate.

Listen to LA’s soothsaying after the jump.

*Thanks to our friends from Hardball Talk for that stat.

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  • Allen Schatz June 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Great stuff. Can’t help but smile. Thanks for posting.

  • Dirk Anger June 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Thome’s a Beast. Couldn’t of happened to a nicer guy. Papelbon better have paid out cause with his contract $5000 is chump change.

  • Johnny pancakes June 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Ahh, something to be positive about Kyle!
    LA and franske NEED to be on TV.

  • The most interesting Phillies fan on Earth June 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Harball times Kyle. Not Hardball talk. Thome mashes taters, it’s what he does.

  • Sam June 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I was at the game today and asked pap if he took the check while he was out in the bullpen, he said he did.

  • reggie June 25, 2012 at 7:46 am

    this is a gutless baseball team with nothing but garbage in the bullpen

  • Doug from Grillers June 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

    phils are cooked like this site

  • play flash games June 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I was at the game today and asked pap if he took the check while he was out in the bullpen, he said he did.

  • Shocbomb June 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

    GOD I miss Watching Papelbon blowing the games to the Yankees, It was the best when A-Rod would get a Game Winning or walk off Home Run against Him and watching that stupid ass face he would make. Good times those were. Even though I hate the Sox’s I am so so happy to see him is stuck in shit hole like Philly. HA HA Poor Paps
    PS- How does Philly think Cole Hamels will look in pinstripes next Year ? I think Good it fits him well

  • Shocbomb June 26, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Did you guys see Thome shooting up that DECA/Winstrol Stack into his ass in the dugout before this Walk Off ? I Did 🙂

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