Along with his official broadcast capacity, Thomas certainly won't be afraid to give out occasional hitting advice if he sees something amiss in a swing or two. Lending a helping hand won't undercut the work being done on a daily basis by hitting coach Greg Walker, according to the club's all-time most prolific hitter.
"I'm not crossing the line. Walk and I are on the same page. We are disciples of Walt [Hriniak]," Thomas said. "If I see something, we'll talk about it. [Walker] is a good man and we understand where we are trying to go and where the team is trying to go. We've always been friends and had that sort of relationship.
"I'll be watching them on a daily basis, and when they go through tough times, believe me, I'll pick up the phone and give them a call. It's a good thing. I wish when I was playing I had enough people around, people who know me and who knew my swing, who did the same thing."