In an interview Friday night with Kevin Burkhart of SNY, Tom Glavine said he was not devastated following his pathetic display of pitching; his last performance in a Mets uniform, on that fateful Sunday afternoon because he and his wife have seen devastation first hand from the charity they run for children with cancer. He said he understands the way people feel but he has a certain perspective on things at this stage in his life with kids and all.
Uh, thank you Tom. Thank you for your profound explanation, because we Mets Lifers really misunderstood you when you said you were not devastated. But now that you have so eloquently pointed out that there are more important things in life than winning baseball games (going out on limb here, but I believe that’s what you’re trying to say), we feel a heck of a lot better now. Please excuse us for feeling ‘devastated’ after our beloved team just completed the second greatest collapse in regular season history, which you contributed so greatly to, having spit the bit your last 3 starts against the lower rung of the NL.
But thankfully, you have a different perspective on life…like the way you downplayed your quest for 300 Wins. It must have bothered you to even broach the subject. I have a sneaky suspicion your family was gagged and hogtied by the media, forcing you to do those countless interviews on the feat. That’s the only reason that could explain your willingness to discuss it at every opportunity you got…you know…since there are more important issues in life than baseball…How guilty you must have been feeling about looking so self absorbed and single minded for discussing it a. And here I am thinking you were just obsessed with this individual achievement. Furthermore, thanks to your explanation, I now know you left your beloved Atlanta Braves for NY because you wanted to donate as much money as you could to charity. That’s the only explanation I could think of for going to the team who was willing to pay you the most. I thought it was greed that lured you from your comfy confines to the Big Apple.
So thanks again Tom, for enlightening us Mets fans. I for one, now have a whole new perspective on life. I know this guy in the picture above will too once he hears your interview. I’m sure even Moises Alou, once he reads your comments, will regret ever saying “he hates baseball right now” after that game. After all, it was just a game.