Quotes > 2000

"As the principal of Our Lady of Mercy High School I would like to recognize and thank Tom Glavine for his appearance at Mercy on July 22. We held an Open House for the south side community and entertained a large crowd. Tom agreed to appear and sign autographs for his many fans in attendance. As one can imagine, Tom was inundated with requests for pictures and autographs. Both he and his wife were exceptionally patient and gracious, and made the experience enjoyable for all. As an educator I greatly appreciate the example Tom sets for young people both on and off the field. He is a credit to the Braves and the Catholic community of Atlanta, and we at Our Lady of Mercy wish him and his family all the best!"
--A letter to the editor of the Georgia Bulletin by John Cobis, Principal Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, Fairburn

"I started that game, and it was my first All-Star appearance and it was pretty exciting. I just remember the excitement of the whole thing. Getting to Toronto, going to the press conference, and being announced as the starting pitcher...all the excitement of the workouts and the Home Run Derby. Having my family there. We were in the middle of the worst-to-first year. At that point in time, we had a good first half but had a bad last week, and we were nine games out. But right after the All-Star break, we took off. I was somewhat in awe, but trying not to be."
--Glavine's favorite All-Star memory, from the 1991 game in Toronto. (printed in the July 2000 ChopTalk).

"It's an honor, especially the way my career started the couple of years I had in the '80s! It's great to be in teh situation to pitch as long as I have, to be a part of a team of ANY decade. As a young player, you don't envision great things happening. You hope to survive long enough to get some years in. I knew I had some talent, but I didn't know I'd have the opportunities I've had. The great thing about (being named with these guys) is that we could go down as the best pitching staff in the history of our organization. We're carving out our place in history. That doesn't happen often from a player's standpoint."
--Glavine's views on being named to the ChopTalk Team of the 90s.

"He's like a tailor; a little off here, a little off there & you're done,take a seat!"
--Vin Scully commenting on Glavine after busting batters inside for the final strike.