Thome, Vizquel meet at home plate

September, 22, 2011
9/22/11
6:07
PM CT
Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CLEVELAND – There was a meeting of former Cleveland Indians greats at home plate before Thursday’s game.

Jim Thome brought out the lineup card for the Indians, while Omar Vizquel brought out the one for the White Sox.

Both could be on the verge of wrapping up their playing days, although neither has said they are prepared to call in quits.

The 44-year-old Vizquel said recently that he is interested in playing at least another year, although he thinks the White Sox will make changes in the offseason and he won’t be asked back. He said on his Twitter account this week that he would thrilled to return to the Indians.

Thome is getting that chance now after he was traded from the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 25.

Thome and Vizquel played together in Cleveland from 1994-2002. They won six division titles together and appeared in the World Series twice.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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