The Atlanta Braves just cut Tom Glavine, moving themselves from my “teams which are kind of annoying” list to my “list of teams I officially hate.” The Braves are claiming this was all about performance and had nothing to do with the millions of extra dollars Glavine would have been owed for making the major […]

Hot dag, yo, are we the only sports blog not banned in China? Or are we in fact banned in China and we just don’t know it? That is one looong cup of coffee: it had been 21years in between minor league starts for Tom Glavine when he took the hill for the Myrtle Beach […]

Is John Smoltz the greatest pitcher of all time? I only ask because that is apparently what Mr. Mark Bowman of thinks. Or his editor. Or whoever it was that picked the headline for this article, entitled “Smoltz latest, greatest to reach 3,000 Ks.” Do they even have editors over there? Because if whoever […]

Today the AJC does a “Where are they now?” feature on former Braves CF Otis Nixon. It seems Otis is sober again and he’s writing a book. Did you know that Nixon has twin sons named Travian and Travion? The AJC also has a feature that talks about how Tom Glavine’s pay has paralelled the […]

Today, AJC columnist Furman Bisher welcomes Tom Glavine home with a big wet kiss on the buttocks. Furman is amazed — more than that, he’s flummoxed — by the selfless Tom Glavine, who agreed this week to pitch for less in Atlanta: What he did was something I’ve never heard any baseball player do before. […]

There’s been a lot said about Tom Glavine’s return to Atlanta, but I think this passage, from AJC baseball writer David O’Brien’s story, best sums it up: Glavine joins Smoltz and Hudson to give the Braves what could be the National League’s most accomplished starting trio. Wren and Cox also are optimistic about lefty Mike […]

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