It’s easy for me to write nothing but praise for John Smoltz, as I’m a lifelong Braves fan, but I prefer to let his stats speak for themselves:

He played 21 season in Major League Baseball, all but one of them with the Braves.

He was the 1992 National League Championship Series MVP.

He was part of the ’90s starting pitchers’ trifecta that included Greg “Mad Dog” Maddux and Tom Glavine. He was switched to relief pitcher after Tommy John surgery in 2001.

In 2002 he became the second pitcher behind Dennis Eckersley to have a 20 win and 50 save season.

While playing for the Braves, he because the sixteenth member of the 3000 strikeout club.

In 2008, he split his final season between the Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.

I love looking back on the glory days of Braves baseball, when Ted Turner owned the team and could be seen sitting amongst the fans with Jane Fonda, when TBS played every single game all summer long, when  Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz were unstoppable. When the Braves won two World Series, when my husband took me to Turner Field to see them on our first anniversary…

Thank you for the memories, John Smoltz.

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  1. Off topic here. But I wanted to tell you that I found this blog after you followed mine. I am a very new blogger but I see that you have been at it for quite a while. I have looked at some of your work and you have a wonderful variety–from poetry to sports (this baseball post) to Christian Biblical posts–such a wide range of topics. I expect that keeps it interesting for you and your readers.

    • Thank you for your kind comment! I originally started this blog as a way to be more productive with my creative writing, but it’s branched out so much farther than I ever thought it would. I definitely love to share my life, and I hope my readers enjoy what I’m sharing. Between posts about football, creative writing, cross stitch and photography, plus my Christian posts, I’ve definitely got a lot to share.

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