Even in retirement, Tom Glavine still lives and breathes the Atlanta Braves.
And he'd like to make the franchise with which he's most closely linked into a bigger part of his life, if at all possible.
The Hall of Fame lefty expressed interested Tuesday in owning a stake in the Braves one day, and also used the opportunity to throw shade at those currently in charge, Liberty Media.
Schultz: Glavine would 'love' to be a Braves owner, has criticism of Liberty Media https://t.co/I5cER9Uo9G— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) March 26, 2019
Glavine, who won two Cy Young Awards during his illustrious 22-year career, would surely be a great fit as a minority owner of the Braves. He came up through Atlanta's system and even won the decisive game that earned them the 1995 World Series title. Not only would Glavine be a real face of the franchise once again, but he is beloved by fans everywhere, which could potentially spark a fanbase that's just beginning to taste victory once again.
The Braves, who had struggled through a rebuild before making a surprise run for the NL East title last season, might very well benefit from a change of ownership. but Glavine will likely need to wait a while or find a group of buyers if he hopes to offer a legitimate bid for the storied franchise. We hope Glavine is able to pull this off in the near future, as it is always nice to see a familiar face behind a team, but the two time Cy-Young award winner is going to want to make sure he has enough money before he breaks the bank.