Philadelphia Phillies player Jim Thome hit a Major League record 13th walk-off home run last night and in the process won himself some extra cash.
Jonathan Papelbon blew the save in the ninth after the Tampa Bay Rays' Brooks Conrad hit a game tying single into right field. It was the first time this season that Papelbon allowed an earned run in a save situation.
In the dugout after the blown save, Papelbon offered $5,000 to the player that hits a walk-off home run. That's when Jim Thome came calling. Thome pinch hit for Papelbon and ripped a home run off of the Rays' Jake McGee into the left field seats. Thome told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he hadn't received any payment yet.
Hey, Pap, don't write checks your mouth can't cash. Give Thome his due.