John Smoltz was a key member of the best starting staff in baseball when he pitched for most of his 21 seasons with the Atlanta Braves. He won 213 games, saved 154 and finished with 3,084 career strikeouts and was known for his ability to win big postseason games. He pitched for the Red Sox and Cardinals in 2009, retiring after that season.
Smoltz, who won the 1996 Cy Young Award and helped the Braves win the 1995 World Series, recently wrote a book called Starting and Closing: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year, and will have his jersey No. 29 retired by the Braves in a ceremony on June 8, joining former teammates Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.
Q: How are things going? Whats keeping you busy these days?
A: Its the time of year where Im bouncing around trying to learn about the new players and talking about the old veterans that I know.
Q: Do you like broadcasting?
A: Im one of those guys that if I wasnt broadcasting, I probably wouldnt be here too many times, just because it...