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Hall of Fame inductee Tom Glavine answers questions at the media press conference at National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Gregory Fisher / USA Today Sports / July 26, 2014)

Braves pitcher Tom Glavine said he expects to talk longer during his acceptance speech Sunday than former teammate Greg Maddux, who will go first during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

"He and I and Frank (Thomas) were talking a little bit (Friday) about what our speech lengths were," Glavine said. "I think Frank and I are going to be a little bit longer than Greg. No surprise. His speech probably will be about his pitching — direct and to the point and see you later."

Manager Joe Torre joked he might need a barf bag during his speech.

"I fully anticipate being nervous, but I (am) not anticipating having to throw up," Glavine said. "So I hope I don't have to figure that one out."

Glavine, Maddux and Braves manager Bobby Cox are giving the induction weekend a decided Atlanta spin.

"As great as this experience is, it's just that much better to have those two guys here going through it, too," Glavine said.

Torre insisted his speech will not be scripted.

"I guarantee when I get up there, it'll come to me where I'm going to start," he said. "It may be a little confusing for people. I'll try to make sense of it. But I have to tell people how I feel, and I'm sure (Sunday) is going to be pretty amazing."

Scouting Thomas: Maddux's scouting report on Thomas: "You had to pitch him in. If you went away, it had to be down, nothing up, especially if you were going away from him. He would guess at times. He would sit (on off-speed pitches). If he says he's not, he's lying. Obviously didn't run too well. You didn't have to worry about him stealing a base. But you had to keep him in the park."

Brief scare: White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was fine on Saturday after being hospitalized overnight from a fainting incident at an event Friday. Thomas said paramedics were pumping on Reinsdorf's chest, though a Sox spokesman said an EMT was only checking Reinsdorf's pulse and there were no cardiac issues.

Reinsdorf had French onion soup and fish tacos for lunch on Saturday and was reportedly back to smoking cigars.

La Russa vs. Harry: Manager Tony La Russa said Reinsdorf was wrong when the Sox owner said letting then-general manager Ken "Hawk" Harrelson fire him was the biggest mistake he ever made.

"I trust him, but he has made bigger mistakes," La Russa said.

Asked about Reinsdorf's comment ripping Harry Caray's treatment of him, La Russa said: "That wasn't one of (Reinsdorf's mistakes)."

Did he and Caray they ever reconcile?

"Hell no," he said. "The first slice he took (at me) was (owner) Bill (Veeck) was too cheap to hire a real manager. There's probably a lot of truth to that. But Harry liked to pick on lambs, and I was a lamb."

Eligibility changes: The Hall of Fame announced changes to its voting procedure Saturday, including reducing the length a retired player can stay on the ballot to a maximum of 10 years.

The current length is 15 years. In the new format, after 10 years the players would move to the Era Committee system for review in perpetuity.

Players who already have passed the 10 years mark will be grandfathered in on the ballot: Don Mattingly (15th year in 2015), Alan Trammell (14th) and Lee Smith (13th) will all be allowed to stay for 15 years.

In another change, Hall of Fame voters will be required to register and sign a "code of conduct" form. The Hall will make names of all voters public. The voters, however, will not be required to reveal their votes.

The Baseball Writers' Association of America will continue to elect players, and those with 10 years of membership still will be eligible to vote.

The last rules change came in 1991, when the Hall of Fame announced anyone on baseball's ineligible list will not be an eligible candidate. The rule ensured that all-time hits leader Pete Rose would not be voted in after being given a lifetime ban for gambling.