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Tom Glavine’s wife Christine shares her husband’s reaction to Hall of Fame induction call

Jan 8, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

Tom Glavine was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday along with Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas. Here’s a reaction shot from the Twitter profile of Glavine’s wife, Christine:

Glavine went 305-203 with a 3.54 ERA and 2,607 strikeouts during his 22-year major league career.

He also posted a 3.30 ERA in 35 postseason starts, but you already knew that by looking at this picture.

  1. indaburg - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    That was his reaction when he heard Biggio was two votes short of making the HoF.

  2. mornelithe - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Setting aside all the controversy of who DIDN’T make it. Congratulations to both Maddux and Glavine, I remember watching them and Smoltz dominate in my younger years. Great players, highly deserving.

    • dlf9 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:50 AM

      Other than not having been very young at the time, I agree with this comment 100%. Add in Bobby Cox’s induction and I’m now looking into how to be by the shores of Lake Glimmerglass in July.

  3. mtr75 - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Same look he had on his face when he gave up 7 runs while recording one out when the Mets needed a win to get into the playoffs in 2007.

    • bobwsc - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:41 PM

      the same year they faceplanted over the last handful of games? yea, its all on Glavine.

      • mtr75 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:06 AM


      • bobwsc - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:11 PM

        if you clear out your browsing history, you could give yourself another thumbs up Mtr.

    • cur68 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      mtr: you clearly don’t know what a strawman argument is. Stick to using “ad hominem” as your non-argument rejoiner. You’ve got a better grasp on that one.

  4. cackalackyank - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Wow, I wonder what his “pissed off” face is like?

  5. chacochicken - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Tom Glavine, Hall of Famer, Cy Young winner, corded land line telephone owner.

    • cackalackyank - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:01 PM

      I missed that…and multi-millionaire corded land line owner, too.

    • indaburg - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      He needs it to exit the matrix.

    • ezthinking - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:40 PM

      The one reliable phone in the house.

      No dropped calls, no dead batteries, no firmware updates, just old Ma Bell.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:25 PM

        It’s an HoF perk — direct line to Cooperstown, the hotline for HoF emergencies and activating the Famers’ Network. They’d just installed it and Glavine was going through the set up.

        “Welcome to the Cooperstown hotline. For verification purposes, please say your name after the tone.”
        “I’m sorry, I do not recognize that name. Please try again.”
        “I’m sorry, I do not recognize that name. Using your touchtone pad, please enter the first three letters of your last name to access our automated directory…”

        Bud set up an internal committee to work out a deal with T-Mobile for special HoF mobile phones, but it hasn’t finished it’s review in time for the HoF inductions.

  6. hojo20 - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    He kind of looks like Jan Claude Van Damme there.

    • chacochicken - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      Hah, he’s actually doing a split on two office chairs.

  7. historiophiliac - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    I see that he feels like I do about all this hoopla. Please, God, can’t it be over yet?

  8. kappy32 - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    As a lifelong Mets fan, I’m glad that Glavine got in. He absolutely killed us on numerous occasions while a member of the Braves, then came to his senses & came to the Mets. His tenure with the Mets was as up & down & as streaky a tenure could be, but they would never have gotten as far as they did in 2006 without him. He really stepped up & rekindled his past magic that postseason. It still kills me how he started the final game of 2007 v. The Marlins, with the Mets needing a win to get into the playoffs, and he completely imploded – I believe giving up 6 earned runs before recording a single out. Nevertheless, he was at the end of the road, the road that was a long, stellar career. Congrats Tom! You deserved it.

  9. stex52 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Christie has something to give him hell over for years to come.

  10. dlf9 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Glavine’s son (or sons?) play pee wee hockey in the north Atlanta suburbs. He looks exactly like that the entire time he (they?) are on the ice.

  11. Bob - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Look at that. His phone is six inches wider than everyone else’s.

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