The Atlanta Braves have released Tom Glavine, without a doubt their best pitcher and, with the exception of Henry Aaron, their most important player ever. Yes, Glavine was more important to the Braves as a franchise than Greg Maddux. Glavine, aged 43, was just on the verge of a major league comeback when the Braves dumped him.
Baseball is dead to me. Year after year, from the 80s even into this decade, the Braves had the best pitching rotation in baseball, despite weak hitting, and Glavine was its core. In a perfect world, Glavine will sign on with an American League team, and the Braves will make the World Series, only to lose to Glavine in the 7th game.