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Perfecting the imperfect season: Why the Cubs are the team to beat

NBC Sports ChicagoSeptember 19, 2018By Doug Glanville  Tuesday night as the Cubs trounced the Arizona Diamondbacks, there was a collective sigh of relief amongst the fan faithful. It is easy to see a turnaround or say that the offense...

Kris Bryant's swing and the game of adjustments

NBC Sports ChicagoSeptember 6, 2018By Doug Glanville  I stepped into the batter box at Sec Taylor Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa as a player with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. I knew the guy on the mound from his name. Gregg Olson. Former legendary...

Murphy's Law: Revenge is best served cold

NBC Sports ChicagoAugust 28, 2018By Doug Glanville   It’s not personal, we say, because that would be petty, but any player that has been traded or simply moved on, enjoys putting a foot in their former team. If they have pride....

David Bote, the Cubs and the case for slow development

NBC Sports ChicagoAugust 16, 2018By Doug Glanville   The first time I was called up to the big leagues was in June of 1996. Of course a big part of the excitement was dreaming about the future. The dream was fueled by an imagination...

Glanville: The trade deadline, a player's past and future coming together

NBC Sports ChicagoJuly 31, 2018By Doug Glanville  Just before the trade deadline in 2003, my phone rang at my apartment in Dallas. I had signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers during the offseason and the timing of the call raised...

Doug Glanville on the death of the stolen base

NBC Sports ChicagoJuly 17, 2018 By Doug Glanville As the Cubs' 1991 first-round pick whose skill set revolved around the use of speed, I knew I needed to be a productive basestealer to reach my fullest potential. That was what you had do...

Tribute to “El Mago”

NBC Sports ChicagoJuly 16, 2018Narrated By Doug GlanvilleTonight’s MLB All-Star game will feature incredible talent. I have had the pleasure of watching Chicago Cubs Javy Baez all season. The magic he creates continues to amaze. Watch my tribute to...
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Doug Glanville: “Baseball Has Been Kind of an Exercise in Anthropology”

Universo BéisbolSeptember 5, 2017by Reynaldo Cruz In 1999, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Doug Glanville had a career year, hitting .325 with 204 hits, 11 homeruns and 34 stolen bases in 36 tries. A major league career that spanned from 1996...

The Dream Chasers of Pro Baseball

The New YorkerBy Doug GlanvilleApril 2, 2017  Professional baseball, in theory, follows a linear narrative: Single-A comes before Double-A, Double-A before Triple-A, and Triple-A before the major leagues. In fact, though, only a minuscule...

Let Puerto Rico Celebrate

El Nuevo DiaBy Doug GlanvilleMarch 25, 2017 I had the good fortune of spending two winter baseball seasons playing for the Mayaguez Indios. The numbers worked out well for me. I won an MVP award, I made two all-star teams, I was part of a...

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