Why We Write: Gorman Thomas

February 16th, 2009

Gorman ThomasEverything has a reason. The reason for this site is complicated, but can be summed up in this line from a Jim Caple column on Miller Park.

A reporter told me he once called Gorman about nine in the morning to ask a question on a breaking story and began the interview by apologizing for the early call. “I hope I’m not calling too early,” the reporter said. “Oh, that’s OK,” Gorman replied. “I’m just sitting here in front of the TV eating pizza and drinking beer.”

Combine that with stories about him going into the parking lot at County Stadium before and after games to eat brats and drink beer with the fans, how could you not love this guy and the team that gave him a chance?

(Just for fun here's a career comparison:
Gorman Thomas: .225/.324/.448 1339 SOs (13 seasons)
Mike Cameron: .250/.340/.448 1642 SOs (14 seasons)

I'm not arguing that Cameron is more valuable to this team than Gorman was to his, just making the point that Mike Cameron is not the worst CF ever. Which I have heard many times.)

The game has changed and so have the people playing it, but beards and hair like that don't go away. They last forever. Thank you Gorman Thomas for all that you have given us, we wouldn't be writing this if it wasn't for you.

I will now eat pizza and drink beer in front of the TV to honor you.

Vince Morales is the guy who runs this site. He likes the Milwaukee Brewers, pro wrestling and beer. If he offended you he is very, very sorry.

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