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The Manchurian Brave is No Longer

AP reports Tom Glavine, last seen walking off the Shea Stadium mound after surrendering five of eventually seven runs after hitting Dontrelle Willis with the bases loaded in the first inning of the final game of the year with the National League Eastern Division title on the line, is going back to Atlanta for good. He will officially be a Brave in 2008 after wearing a New York Mets uniform for five seasons.

I am neither devastated nor disappointed.

See you in Met Hell.

14 comments to The Manchurian Brave is No Longer

  • Anonymous

    And thanks for the first round draft pick.

  • Anonymous

    Good riddance!

  • Anonymous

    I love the neither devastated nor dissapointed caveat

  • Anonymous

    in the team's hour of greatest need, he was trachsel squared.
    quite an epitaph he chose.

  • Anonymous

    Five years too late, but I'll take it.
    Never for one single, solitary second did I like, want or accept him. And I will be on hand for his “debut” at Shea next season to boo his a**, like I was for Armando's… because I never booed them as Mets, as much as I detested them.
    THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is what booing is for. The enemy. People you loathe and despise. And that kind of booing I heartily endorse.

  • Anonymous

    Beat it, Glavine. And tke your 300 golf balls with you.

  • Anonymous

    That's 5 years neither Glavine nor us will ever get back…

  • Anonymous

    I was never comfortable with him in our uni.

  • Anonymous

    There's nothing I can say that will make me feel better about his torturous tenure as a “Met” (wink, wink). When it comes to Glavine, all I can think of is being at Shea on 9/30 and a woman next to me summed it up perfectly: “C'mon Tom! Let's go! I hate you… but don't suck!”
    I am so happy he's off the team.

  • Anonymous

    Neither devastated nor disappointed. Are you glad? There really is something very weird about the fact that the two guys who have pitched the most innings for us over the past five years, Glavine and Trachsel, have not really earned their way into our hearts and souls, and I don't know where they're going to be in our memories. There's something very sad about this.

  • Anonymous

    Tom Glavine signed with the Mets on December 5, 2002. I have waited for this day since December 5, 2002.

  • Anonymous

    And by the way, I always hated Steve Trachsel.

  • Anonymous

    I've disliked Tom Glavine since 1994. That was business.
    I've loathed Tom Glavine since 1998. That was personal.
    I was livid when he came here, rooted against him getting our line no-no, avoided the 300th win crap entirely, and a small part of me was secretly pleased on Sept. 30th. I'm not proud of that, but it is what it is.
    I truly don't think anyone is happier to see him gone than I am.

  • Anonymous

    PS: that would be LONE no-no. I know, the preview button is my friend…