From Marty Noble's profile of Wally Backman:
And it's what Tom Glavine saw as far back as June 2007 -- losing was acceptable to some of the young players, they weren't suitably offended by it.
Let's take a trip down nightmare lane, to Sept. 30, 2007 and Mr. Glavine's postgame comments following 1/3 IP, 5 H, 7 ER:
"I'm not devastated, but I am disappointed," Glavine said. "Devastated is a word used for greater things in life than a game."
Contrast Glavine's "whatever" reaction with Carlos Beltran, David Wright and Jose Reyes's responses to losing game 162 on Sept. 28, 2008:
Beltran sunk his head into Martinez's shoulder, tears welling in his eyes.
"It's something that burns. It's a bad feeling," said third baseman David Wright.
Jose Reyes sat at his locker with his head in his hands. [He] was sitting on his chair in front of his locker when a few people came over and consoled him. He then exhaled a few times and put his head back in his hands before finally going into the back of the trainer's room.
Tell me again who wasn't offended by losing?