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Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

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Hail Glavine, Well Met

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Things I already admired about Tom Glavine the Met (really).

A one-hit shutout of the Rockies that sounded as close to the real thing as I’ve ever heard.

Two legitimate All-Star berths.

Eight innings, two hits and no walks to win one for Ralph Kiner.

Domination of the Dodgers and the Cardinals when it counted most.

At least 15 decisions he deserved to have go his way even if they didn’t.

Pitching past missing teeth and finger numbness.

The professional bunting and the emergency pinch-hitting.

And now No. 300 in a Mets uniform.

Congratulations Tom.

Really.

5 comments to Hail Glavine, Well Met

  • Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure I've told this story here before, but maybe it bears brief repeating. In his second year or so with us, toward the end of a moribund season, I noticed Glavine signing autographs at the dugout. For about 20 minutes, fans are heaving pens and objects at him, he's stretching toward the stands, leaning over the steps, straining to reach the fans. I remarked to the Missus, “Wow, that's pretty cool of him. He better watch he doesn't get hurt.” Imagine my surprise when a few minutes later I see #47 in the SP slot on the scoreboard! A future hall of famer obliging fans of his (relatively) new team as if he were a nobody! On his start night!! No other Mets – bench players, other starting pitchers, rookies – could be bothered. I've admired him greatly since that day.

  • Anonymous

    Score one for the starting pitcher.

  • Anonymous

    Things I admire about Tom Glavine (really).
    1) He knows Greg Maddux.

  • Anonymous

    2) I admire Tom Glavine's paycheck, but I could say that about any ballplayer. If that's my criterion, then I admire the hell out of Roger Clemens (which isn't easy to do since he is so full of hell).

  • Anonymous

    hahaha, I was going to say the same thing, but I figured that would make my list way too long. It already was.