The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News

Another milestone, this time for Glavine

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 05, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

There were three significant milestones in baseball this weekend.

I covered the first one – Alex Rodriguez hitting his 500th home run. I ignored the second one and I happily watched the third one on television just now.

Tom Glavine is one of the good guys in baseball. He’s one of the great left-handers of all time but also a well-respected teammate and an eloquent spokesman for the game in times good and bad. Plus he likes the Patriots.

When the Mets were courting Glavine as a free agent, I was covering the story and learned that Glavine was being flown into the Westchester Airport on a private jet. I went over there, asked a few questions and learned where the plane would land.

It was a private hanger and only one other reporter figured it out – Tyler Kepner of the Times. We dodged security guys long enough to get the interview. Glavine was surprised we were waiting, but he spoke to us for a few minutes.

That spring, when Glavine became a Met, I quickly learned what a good guy he was with the media and talked to him every chance I could to learn about pitching. As a writer who had mostly covered college basketball to that point, it was a great experience. I know from talking to my buddies who cover the Mets now that Glavine hasn’t changed.

Glavine may be the last pitcher to win 300 games for a long time, especially with Randy Johnson having again had back surgery. It’s a great feat and congratulations to him.

Hard work paid off for Glavine and A-Rod and baseball should celebrate what they have done.

As for the other guy … well, two out of three ain’t bad.




Sponsored by:





    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.


Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581