The Questions with Tom Glavine

METS PITCHER
March 11, 2007

What was yourwelcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?

One of my earlyspring trainings I was facing [former Yankees star] Don Mattingly. It was a 3-and-2 count, and I remember standing on the mound thinking, 'I'm just going tothrow this guy a fastball and see how good he really is.' He hit a home runinto the rightfield bleachers.

What was yourmost embarrassing moment?

One game at Wrigley Field, I got in the batter's box to hit, and the catcherpointed out I'd forgotten to take the donut off my bat.

What is one thingabout being an athlete that the average fan wouldn't think about?

The attention can be difficult if you're a quiet, private person like myself.You're always on guard, feeling like people are watching you. You can't letyourself relax.

If I weren'tplaying baseball, I'd ...

be a hockey player.

If I werecommissioner for a day, I'd ...

raise the mound and push the fences back.

LAST WEEK
Glavine, who is active in fighting childhood cancer through the RallyFoundation (rallyfoundation.org), pitched two shutout innings against St.Louis.

THIS WEEK
Glavine hopes to extend his pitch count, building up for Opening Day. He's 10wins shy of 300.

PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMON (GLAVINE THROWING) PHOTOANTHONY J. CAUSI/ICON SMI (GLAVINE HEAD SHOT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)