Tom Glavine knows you were disappointed, but New York Mets fans should let it go. All those seven runs he gave up won’t get off the board.
Glavine didn’t make it out of the first in the season finale, when the Mets completed a historic collapse in which they blew a seven-game lead with 17 to play. Even now, that seems incomprehensible.
“I still get people hating on me on Twitter and everywhere else over that game,’’ Glavine told reporters yesterday in New York following the announcement of being elected to the Hall of Fame. “Like I’ve said to people, for what was an otherwise lot of fun for five years, that was not the way I wanted to end things here. I wish people could get past that a little bit and look at the other good things that I did, but I understand that there’s still some anger from some people out there.’’
Perhaps the real anger from many Mets fans was his answer to the question of whether he was devastated.
“Devastation is for things in life that are much more important than this,’’ Glavine said. “I’m certainly disappointed.’’
Intellectually, he’s correct. But, logic gets thrown out the window when your team is eliminated on the final day.
As I’ve written the past several days, Glavine was a good signing by the Mets. He always took the ball and he produced. A few more runs would have been nice for him.
PARNELL CLEARED: Closer Bobby Parnell has been cleared for baseball activities following his Sept. 10 surgery for a herniated disk in his neck.
However, being cleared does not mean he will be ready to start the season.
Parnell will report to Port St. Lucie next week.
The following non-roster players have been invited to spring training: