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Expectations will be huge, but Thome should deliver

For $85 million, Jim Thome ought to do more than just man first base for the Phillies, but on second thought, that's plenty, Jayson Stark writes.

Updated: December 3, 2002, 9:44 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- For $85 million, Jim Thome ought to do more than just show up every day in South Philadelphia with a first baseman's mitt.

He ought to jog up the Art Museum steps like Rocky Balboa. He ought to power-wash William Penn's statue. He ought to grill a few cheese steaks at Pat's and Geno's. Heck, he ought to play quarterback for the Eagles for a series or two. (Everyone else has.)

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