Congrats, Tommy!

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Last night, Tom Glavine became only the 23rd pitcher to win 300 career games, and the first to do it as a Met. He pitched very well in 6 1/3 innings, and even helped his own cause by singling in the first run of the game.

It was hard at first for me to accept Mr. Glavine as one of the boys, as one of us. It’s not that I ever hated him as a Brave, because I really didn’t (as opposed to one John Rocker and one Chipper Jones). For me, it was just the hatred of the uniform. Once I realized that no, Glavine wasn’t with the Mets to sabotage them on behalf of the Braves (which, trust me, was no small feat, considering the way he pitched against the Braves the first two seasons he was with the Mets), I embraced him as whole-heartedly as I do the other Mets. (This video is also a big reason of why I could never really hate Tom Glavine.)

So, I’m full of pride for Tommy today, as I congratulate him on winning his 300th game, a crowning achievement in his Hall of Fame career. If you want all the good stuff on the game, head on over to Mets.com. And for much more eloquent fanalysis (fan analysis – what? I can make up words!), go to Faith and Fear in Flushing.

Howevah, if you want to see some pictures of the sweet lefty through the years, come with me…
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Poor Tommy. Not a good look for him there. But boy, did he age well.

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He has such beautiful hazel eyes. And I love the intensity in them.

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Winning the Cy YoungPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
deep in thought

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Looking good in the casual clothes…

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Teaching the aces of tomorrow

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Celebrating with the family

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Hugs from Mom

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Congratulations, Tom!

10 thoughts on “Congrats, Tommy!

  1. Nice set of pictures.
    But wouldn’t it have been easier to put ‘em together in a slide show player? ;)

    Sort-a-spamy greetings from Moonk :-)

  2. I don’t know what it is with me lately, but I’ve been getting all sorts of choked up at memorable sports moments. It all started with a DVD about the Vet…and then there was Jimmy’s inside-the-park HR on bobble!Hamels night…and Lannan rendering himself public enemy number one when he plunked Utley…and Tommy Glavine is DEFINITELY no exception to the rule, and the latest in a series of Sports Moments Which Give Me a Real Lump In My Throat.

    Only, you know, this time I cried. Real tears. Down my face. Complete with chills.

    Kudos to you, Mr. Glavine. You’re the man.

  3. That video was sweet. Congrats Tom… you never played on my team, but I can appreciate the beaty of 300 wins. Hats off to you Mr. Glavine.

  4. I’ve always loved Tommy Boy, even though he played for the Braves (retch) and the Mets (retchretchretch). He’s like Maddux – you have to love him, because he’s just so freakin’ amazing.

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