Tom Glavine ‘Banged Up’ in Automobile Accident
New York Mets pitcher Tom Glavine was involved in an automobile accident Tuesday while going from LaGuardia Airport to nearby Shea Stadium in a taxi cab. The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m., Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said. Glavine was still hospitalized as of late afternoon.
Glavine was “banged up” and taken to a hospital, according to Horwitz. He said the injuries were not life-threatening but was not more specific.
The Mets were off Monday and Glavine spent the day in Atlanta, Horwitz said.
Hopefully, this isn’t anything serious, either from a health or career perspective.
It’s interesting that Glavine still spends his days off in Atlanta even though he’s well into his second season with the Mets. The negotiations that led to him not re-signing with the Braves were somewhat bitter and, frankly, rather confusing. It’s rather clear that both sides would have preferred to continue on together.
Update (2301): ESPN – Not life-threatening, but Glavine to miss start
Mets pitcher Tom Glavine lost his two front upper teeth in an automobile accident Tuesday while going from LaGuardia Airport to nearby Shea Stadium in a taxi cab. Glavine also got stitches for a cut lower lip. He was to be released from a hospital Tuesday night and miss his scheduled start Wednesday night against Houston.
Ugh. Well, it could have been much worse, obviously.
Growing up in Massachusetts, Glavine was a two-sport prep star and was picked by the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 1984 draft. Once asked why he picked baseball over hockey, he joked, “I had all my own teeth and I wanted to keep it that way.”