Clubhouse a quiet place without Smoltz

Originally Published: February 15, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Ghosts of Cy Youngs Past still hang out at their same old lockers in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse. Bobby Cox still sees them, hears them, laughs when he looks at them.

The manager has had to get used to life without Tom Glavine. And then life without Greg Maddux. But now comes Cox's strangest spring training of them all.

A spring without John Smoltz.

The reality of life without Smoltz -- for the first time since 1987 -- is just setting in as the ...

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