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A slump in the road - the Cubs' 2019 World Series dreams hinge on the bat of Kris Bryant

NBC Sports ChicagoApril 20, 2019By Doug Glanville   Does a 2-for-4 mean you are on track? The answer is, it depends. Kris Bryant is an MVP, Rookie of the Year, World Champion and a super talent. Not just because he displays...

On Jackie Robinson Day, the work continues

The AthleticApril 15, 2019by Doug Glanville “What is it about your people that make you so incredibly lazy?” This was the question out of the mouth of my blond-haired Team USA teammate in the Goodwill Games in North Jersey in 1987, when I...
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Glanville: Jackie Robinson is an American story for all of us

NBC Sports ChicagoApril 14, 2019By Doug Glanville   When the Cubs made me their first round draft pick in 1991, it was easy to see it as a dream come true. The chance to play as a profession, a game that I loved since I could walk. My...

What Bryce Harper should know about playing in Philly

The AthleticMarch 28, 2019by Doug Glanville I​ know​ what it’s​ like​ to play​ in Philadelphia.​ I​ was​ there​ as a major​ leaguer​ from 1998​ to​ 2002,​ then​ again​ in​​ my final year in 2004, but even before that, I played there in college...

As 2019 gets underway, can the Cubs turn the clock back to 2016?

NBC Sports ChicagoMarch 27, 2019By Doug Glanville   Chicago, welcome to Texas. This opening day, the Cubs will be in Arlington, Texas for a three-game set against the Rangers, marking an interleague start to the season. Cole...

To DH or not to DH, that is the question

NBC Sports ChicagoFebruary 9, 2019By Doug Glanville   With commissioner Rob Manfred’s announcement yesterday that Major League Baseball will hold off on the universal designated hitter, it took me back to this scene when I was playing...

The manager and the coach - now, then and the future

NBC Sports ChicagoFebruary 2, 2019By Doug Glanville   Joe Maddon is not new to this game. When you consider experience, Maddon is someone who has seen the game through a variety of lenses. Outside of his minor league career as a...

For MLB players, the business of hiring an agent can't be understated

NBC Sports ChicagoDecember 17, 2018By Doug Glanville   The fever pitch around free agent signings this time of year will reach its peak once some of the top flight free agents sign this off-season. Bryce Harper leads the pack, but...

The Loss of Valbuena and Castillo

NBC Sports ChicagoDecember 8, 2018By Doug Glanville   After years of being on the road of pro baseball, I knew that a late night call from my mom was not going to bring good news. In the offseason after my first full season with...

Kris Bryant and the small window a player has to make big money

NBC Sports ChicagoDecember 1, 2018By Doug Glanville   The Chicago Cubs are quickly approaching an era where the young core of talented players is about to hit paydirt. It is the nature of the business that you play in the minor...

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