Tonight, the newly-minted Athletic Frank Thomas tripled for the first time since 2002. I think I might have blogged back then about how that triple was Thomas’s first since 1998 (when he had 2!), which were his first since 1994. Put it this way: Frank Thomas has not been a triples machine. Ever.
Does rejection make his heart beat harder? His legs pump faster? Gamecast only says the ball was hit to Vladdy, so I don’t know what miscue prompted it, but a triple is a triple. Go Frank.