Glavine: Baseball Might Need Second Spring Training

Dukes & Bell
April 05, 2020 - 7:45 pm
Jul 27, 2014; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Fame inductee Tom Glavine makes his acceptance speech during the class of 2014 national baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY S

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Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame pitcher and current TV analyst Tom Glavine joined Dukes & Bell to talk about how he’s handling the down time and how long he thinks it could take baseball to get back going once the pandemic is over.

Glavine talked about how long these guys will need to get ready and the difference from the strike shortened season in 1995.

“Here’s how I look at it," Glavine began. "The longer it goes then the longer you’re going to have to have for some type of spring training to come back. Because you’re getting to the point now where they’ve been out for a little while. Let’s assume that April 30 the country gets back to normal, now you’re looking at six weeks the guys have been out of it. 

“Maybe you can get away with a shortened spring training, three weeks or something like that. I look at it similarly to when we came back from the strike in 1995. But to me the big difference was we were still able to work out, we were able to get together in small groups and still workout these guys can’t do that.”