You’re going to see plenty of “at first glance, one might confuse Jim Thome with Paul Bunyan” posts circulating around the ole interwebs thanks to the Minnesota Twins new commercial.
But let’s not kid ourselves…there’s really no comparison.
One is, according to a quick Google search “a larger-than-life folk hero who embodies frontier vitality…a symbol of might, the willingness to work hard and the resolve to overcome all obstacles” and the other dresses up in a Jim Thome shirt and walks his ox through the bowels of Target Field.
See what I did there?
Enjoy this 30-second slice of pure genius courtesy of The St. Paul Pioneer Press.