Monday, May 29, 2006

Frank Thomas' Bat Coming to Life for Athletics

Athletics DH Frank Thomas, largely unappreciated when he hit just .190 with five homers for the first two months of the season, is finally swinging that big bat of his, having hit four homers in May and batted .343 in his last 12 games before taking a day off Sunday. Thomas turned 38 the day before and had played the previous six games in a row. Eric Chavez, who also wanted to rest his legs, took the DH spot for a day while Thomas was held in reserve to pinch hit.