Tom Glavine will be carrying a lighter payload and a heavy burden when he takes the mound tonight for the Atlanta Braves, who are in danger of getting swept by the New York Yankees in this World Series.
His scheduled Game 1 start postponed because of severe flu-like symptoms, Glavine has lost at least five pounds since Friday.
But the Braves will be counting on Glavine, an October heavyweight, to pitch them back into the best-of-seven series, which the Yankees lead, 2-0, going into Game 3 tonight.
"I don't know how my stamina is going to be, to be quite honest with you," Glavine said Monday. "I think if it was a summertime game and it was going to be 100 degrees, I'd be a whole lot more concerned about it than I would be [tonight], when it's going to be cool. That obviously will help a lot."
Is Glavine, who has a 4-3 record and an impressive 1.75 earned-run average in seven World Series starts, anywhere near 100%?