Tuesday, August 10, 2004
NEW YORK (AP) - 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.This is obviously awful news. Hopefully Glavine is okay.
The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m., Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said. Glavine was "banged up" and taken to a hospital, according to Horwitz, who also said the injuries were not life-threatening.
The Mets were off Monday and Glavine spent the day in Atlanta, Horwitz said.
Update: Bryan Hoch has an update for MLB.com with a bit more detail:
Well, if Tom could call someone on the phone hopefully that means his injuries aren't too bad.
Glavine called the Mets about 2:15 p.m. ET to say that he'd sustained injuries to his face and mouth when the taxi he was in was involved in an accident on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens.
Update 2: Glavine suffered a lacerated lower lip, received stitches and lost his two front upper teeth in the accident. Now, all Glavine wants for Christmas is his two front teeth, some run support and a defense that doesn't commit so many errors behind him. Glavine will miss his start today and Matt Ginter will take to the mound instead.