This is something that has bothered me for ages, and I sadly feel that i'm the only person that ever notices it. In todays New York Post, this was a statement by Tom Glavine, in reference to his quest for his 300th career victory tonight. "Its the greatest measuring stick for starting pitchers. To have the opportunity is something i'm really excited about and certainly very humbled by."
Thomas, how does this humble you? The opportunity to join 22 of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game, and quite possibly be the last 300-winner ever makes you feel more humble? Wouldnt something like having 225 of those wins scratched from the record because baseball feels that umpires cheated to help you win, and at the same time never being able to do anything except give up home runs for the rest of your career humble you? That sounds more accurate.
I don't get why people say things like "having all of these thousands of people here to see me perform, and to honor my career - its just very humbling." One person that i've heard say something to this effect is Bono. It just comes off as disengenuous.
Someone agree with me, please.