Headed to Atlanta: Smoltz vs. Glavine


Tonight in Atlanta there will be a historic match-up between two of the best pitchers in baseball history and of today: John Smoltz and Tom Glavine. These former teammates and friends will face each other with history on the line. A win by Smoltz will give him 200 in his career (making him the first pitcher in MLB history to have 200 wins and 150 saves). A win by Glavine would move him within 4 of entering the magical 300 win club. For a baseball fan, especially a Braves fan who has watched both of these men pitch their entire careers, it doesn’t get any better than this. That’s why me and my oldest son Haddon are headed to Turner Field tonight to see this classic match-up. Look for us on TBS, 12 rows up down the right field line, just past first base.  I’m pulling for Smoltz and the Braves, but if Glavine wins I will at least see him march one step closer to 300.  The worse case scenario is that both pitchers end up with a no-decision, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.  By the way, if you’re reading this Smoltz, I plan to give both you and Glavine a standing ovation tonight.


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