The ongoing MLB Lockout has stolen the show for the league's offseason, leading most recently to a tragic outcome: the officially postponement of regular-season games. MLB players past and present have made their voices heard throughout the entire process.
Atlanta Braves legend Tom Glavine recently shared some of his own grim thoughts on the current state of baseball and the lockout with Jeff Schultz of The Athletic.
“This is going to do damage to the game, there’s no question about that. How much? I guess we’ll see. I still talk to people who swore off the game after the strike, and they haven’t gone back."- Tom Glavine
Interestingly enough, Glavine has gravitated towards a more even-keeled mindset on the negotiations that seemed doomed from the start. "When you get out of the game, and in some regards when you mature a little bit more, it’s easier to see the arguments on both sides."
This is a change of tune from his playing days. Glavine experienced his own MLB Lockout and strike during the 1994 and 1995 seasons. At the time, Glavine was one of the faces of the players’ union and even took heat from fans upon the return of baseball in '95.
Schultz details how Braves fans booed him Atlanta’s old Fulton County Stadium, tossing out insults like “Hey Glavine, you bum!” and “You greedy scumbag!"
Glavine said he's softened up on some of his pro-player beliefs, but still defaults to taking the players' side on most issues. His biggest concern lies with the future of baseball, which is a sentiment held by fans everywhere.
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