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Posted by: Jack Curry on May 18, 2010 at 12:19:30 PM

Before the memorable swing that produced the game-winning two-run homer, before the rowdy celebration at the plate and before he received the pie in the face treatment on Monday night, Marcus Thames thought he was done. Before Thames played one game with the Yankees this year, he thought he might be an ex-Yankee.

As the days frittered away in Spring Training and Thames continued slogging through lousy at-bats, he put more pressure on himself to succeed. The more Thames obsessed about getting hits, the more difficult it became. Thames was a non-roster invitee so he needed to show that he could still be a power threat. He needed to show something. Instead, he was an automatic out.

“I remember calling my wife and telling her, ‘I think I’m blowing this,’” Thames