We understand that you had to go (even though we did offer you a statue, for sh#t’s sake). We understand that you gave us you heart and soul (how do you ditch us after 12 years, 334 home runs and treating you like a King?). We understand that’s why they call them sweet memories (though a World Series victory would have been nice). We understand how to forgive (though you were waived after all and, really, we were second fiddle once again).
We understand because we are Clevelanders and f#ck you LeBron. Welcome home, Jim Thome (thanks to that assh#le, you may get that statue after all).