Congrats to both. Although I'm surprised that Thome got it, as I was sure it would go to Frank Thomas by season's end.
TEN YEARS AGO IN WRESTLING HISTORY: OCTOBER 1996 WWF: Mankind d. Undertaker in the first ever Buried Alive match at...WWF Buried Alive. Also, Steve Austin continued his efforts to bring Bret Hart back to the ring by turning on Brian Pillman, shattering his ankle in what to this day is known as "Pillmanizing".
WCW: Hulk Hogan d. Randy Savage in a main event no one cared about, but Roddy Piper came out immediately after to end Halloween Havoc with a bang. The Outsiders won their first WCW Tag Team titles by beating Harlem Heat.
Yankee Stadium has a short right field so that can hide his weak arm to some degree. As for the trade, Yanks really don't give up much. Abreu will help, and will definitly be Sheff's replacement next year.