Sunday, August 5, 2007

Great end to historic week

Could there have been a better capper to a week of history than seeing Tom Glavine notch win No. 300 at one of the game's most historic venues?

The classy left-hander put the exclamation point on a Hall of Fame career with a solid 6 1-3 innings in a win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday night.

With the accusations dogging Barry Bonds and now Jose Canseco's veiled threats about Alex Rodriguez, it's nice to see someone like Glavine reach baseball immortality. When the worst thing you can say about a guy is he was a player rep for the union in 1994, that's pretty good.

For the record, I never liked Glavine in Atlanta. Respected him, yes. Liked him, no. He was as painful to watch as possible. I'd rather watch paint dry than watch Glavine and Greg Maddux circa the Atlanta years toe the rubber.

But he is proof that enough nibbles will get you a big bite out of a Cooperstown plaque.


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