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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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Perfect Together

The New York TimesJune 15, 2012By Doug GlanvilleEvery player knows that there are accomplishments in baseball that might seem personal, yet in fact they belong not to the individual but to the history and legacy of the game itself. Twirling a no-...
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Taking One for the Team. Or Not.

The New York TimesMay 23, 2012By Doug GlanvilleThe Mets were getting thrashed by the Milwaukee Brewers. In the late innings, the Brewers’ second baseman, Rickie Weeks, hit a “salt in the wound” home run to make the score 8-0. Then the Mets pitcher,...
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Not Quite Closing Time

The New York TimesMay 10, 2012by Doug GlanvilleAs rare as a blown save from Mariano Rivera was the freak accident last week that put him on the disabled list for the first time since 2003, ending his season and perhaps his career.I was a Yankee once...

What Does ‘3,000 Hits’ Really Mean?

The New York TimesJuly 7, 2011By Doug Glanville The Yankees released me from my contract in 2005. Several years later, I texted Derek Jeter, who still had the same cellphone number, to ask whether he would inscribe a bat to my newborn son...

New Age Political Player

THE NEW YORK TIMES May 12, 2010 By Doug Glanville As we all know, in the arid world of Arizona, political temperatures have been rising about a new law that makes it a crime to be without immigration papers, and relies heavily on “reasonable...

Too Much Information?

The New York TimesMay 6, 2010by Doug GlanvilleI get asked from time to time about how the game has changed since I played it. For me, it feels like yesterday that I was part of the inaugural season at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, and this has...

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