News 12 @ 6 Saturday March 1, 2008
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Glavine heard the cheers and felt the
nerves in his first start for the Atlanta Braves in six years.
Glavine threw 30 pitches in two innings today, striking out two
and giving up a solo homer to Ty Wigginton in the Braves' 7-5
exhibition win over the Houston Astros.
The 41-year-old left-hander, who played for the Braves from
1987-2002 and won two Cy Young Awards, got a loud ovation when he
took the field from the many Atlanta fans in the stands at the
Suddenly, this was more than just a relaxed, run-of-the-mill
outing at spring training.
Glavine said, "Once that happened, yeah, I started to get
nervous. Up until that point, I was kind of like, OK, just go out
there and pitch. Don't worry about it. Just get your feet under
you. When I got the nice ovation, I was like, all right, now I want
to go out there and do a little bit better than just getting