Originally Posted by 34rancher
What this says to me is how much the players love the organization to "want" to come back and work for the Sox. Jim Thome is incredibly well respected and probably could have gotten a job anywhere. He chose here. It's obvious he enjoyed his time here.
All very true, but I think have to remember that Jim and his family live in the western suburbs so not having to either uproot his family or travel too often had to play a big role in his decision, as well.
Good summary from Margulas at South Side Sox: