Ron Hunt, the soul of Loge13, forwarded along this story with a three-word cover letter that read: “hate this guy.”
Hunt speaks for many Met fans.
Glavine opened up to Marty Noble this weekend about that now infamous and still painful last game of the 2007 season, when he lasted 1/3 of an inning.
“"Looking at it from a baseball standpoint, there haven't been too many, if any, lower or more upsetting moments in my career," Glavine said earlier this month. "I was angry how it went, extremely disappointed ... upset, embarrassed. You name it."
But don’t say devastated. During Glavine’s post-game press conference, he went out of his way to say he wasn’t devastated. That’s a word and an emotion to save for more significant moments in life. Glavine said to Noble:
"My parents always taught me to have perspective, to recognize where parts of your life really fit in the overall picture," Glavine said. "When you become a parent, you see things differently. The health and welfare of your family comes first. Maybe I wasn't prepared to hear that word -- devastated. As disappointed as I was, I didn't think about devastation, not because of a baseball game.”
Noble seems to insinuate that Met fans will never forgive Glavine for not being “devastated.” Not true, at least not in Loge13. Met fans will and should abhor Glavine for stinking up the mound the last three starts of 2007. Just pitching decently in any of them and securing a win might have been all we needed to get into October.
Soon the Mets will replace Glavine with Livan Hernandez, the 32–year-old veteran with the arm of a 42–year-old. A devastating move.