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The Book on Jeter

The New York TimesFebruary 12, 2014By Doug GlanvilleEvery major league player is deeded real estate in the book of baseball. Some may be granted only one word, others a paragraph. And then there is Derek Jeter, who is closing out, in a masterly way...

The Ghosts of October

The New York TimesOctober 24, 2013by Doug GlanvilleAs I push my 4-year-old daughter on the swing, I wonder when the day will come when she will not need me to supply the power. My children remind me that time is marching on even when the frenetic...

How A-Rod Doesn't Add Up

The New York TimesAugust 5, 2013By Doug GlanvilleBefore I played a single game of professional baseball, I was a fan. If my brother and I weren’t chipping the paint off our parents’ garage door with wayward pitches during an extra-inning session of...

Memory Chip

The New York TimesApril 25, 2013by Doug Glanville The Greinke-Quentin altercation is a reminder that, rightly or wrongly, baseball players never forget — and really can’t afford to.The smoke has cleared and punishment has been meted out....

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,...

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