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Offspring Training

The New York TimesMarch 15, 2013by Doug GlanvilleI do not claim to know what my playing career meant in the grand scheme of baseball. All I know for sure is that I found a passion I could express on a diamond. For this I am eternally grateful. Yet...

Offspring Training

The New York TimesMarch 15, 2013by Doug GlanvilleI do not claim to know what my playing career meant in the grand scheme of baseball. All I know for sure is that I found a passion I could express on a diamond. For this I am eternally grateful. Yet...

The Long Walk Home

THE NEW YORK TIMESNovember 9, 2012by Doug GlanvilleThe ticker tape has been swept up and the champagne has long since been poured, but the San Francisco Giants still reign as the new baseball champions. World Series wins last a lifetime. In a sport...

One Among Many

THE NEW YORK TIMESOctober 12, 2012by Doug GlanvilleMost major leaguers begin their baseball lives head and shoulders above other players. They may have dominated Little League; at school, they might have stood tall even as freshmen among seniors;...

A Father to Baseball

THE NEW YORK TIMESSeptember 29, 2012by Doug GlanvilleIt is the end of the regular season, and time for goodbyes. I remember walking off the field in 2002, after we played our last game. One of my Phillies teammates said it was “a sad time” because...
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When Good Things Happen to Bad Seasons

The New York TimesSeptember 14, 2012By Doug GlanvilleIf you live in a baseball market where your team is already out of it, it’s likely that for a while there has been talk about next year, about “rebuilding.” I played for my share of those teams,...

Baseball, Faith and Doubt

The New York TimesAugust 17, 2012By Doug GlanvilleIt was impossible this week not to think about the incredible staying power of baseball. There is something transformational about connecting with the game at the right time in your life —...

Alone in the Zone

THE NEW YORK TIMESAugust 10, 2012By Doug GlanvilleI have been trying to imagine how I would have felt if, after having performed at a level that made me the best in the world, I only then learned from my parents that my grandparents were dead and my...

I Am What I Throw

The New York TimesJuly 13, 2012By Doug GlanvilleEvery year, my family honors my father with a scholarship given out in his memory to the best students from a church in my hometown, Teaneck, N.J. I always think about what to say to these young...

Dream to Nightmare

The New York TimesJune 29, 2012By Doug GlanvilleThe College World Series wrapped up on Monday and the Arizona Wildcats were crowned college baseball’s national champions. Despite the elite talent of the participants in the series, many of the...

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