It's been 16 years since Wieden+Kennedy's famous Nike ad featuring Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Mark McGwire, so some of you might actually be too young to remember it. If so, take it in (the rest of us don't mind watching it again):
Tommy Glavine was all set to make his major league debut this season, after fully rehabbing from offseason surgery and throwing 11 straight shutout innings in the minors—right before the Braves said, "Thanks, but no thanks."
Tom Glavine is out for the season. Dude tore up some ligaments in his elbow and says he won't come back if he has to get that ligament completely replaced. The 42-year-old went back to the Braves, turning down more money from the Mets to play where he had kept his offseason home. But he hasn't played well this year;…
We congratulate Tom Glavine on earning his 300th win last night. We also appreciate that he didn't drag it out too long; unlike some people, he hasn't taken so long that we find ourselves rooting for him to break a record we don't actually want him a break, just so everyone will be quiet.
See that guy? That guy is Kit Pellow, a nondescript, mostly mediocre outfielder in the Seattle Mariners organization. Pellow is one of those thousands of baseball players whose name fans hear once and never hear of again.