Thorn has experience pontificating about the history of America's pastime -- the Woodstock Times, which publishes his columns, counts up his credentials: multiple books, including a new one due out today, screen time in a Ken Burns documentary, and a vast memory for baseball trivia.
Here's Thorn telling the WT about his new job:
I will be a resource for all the departments. I will be there for them when they have historical conundrums. The legal department might have a question about the trademark of the Worcester Brown Stockings, so I can help them. I already do a lot of talking head stuff on the Major League Baseball network. There may be writing assignments for the all star game, or MLB.com.