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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...

In Your Pocket

The New York Times March 23, 2010 By Doug Glanville Players know the truth of the adage that the only time you are healthy over a major league season is the morning you report to the first day of spring training. From then on, it is a...

Love and Baseball

The New York Times February 25, 2010 By Doug Glanville It’s here again. Position players report to spring training this week (pitchers and catchers ... But the players are also leaving something behind. Many have families who will have...

Mad Hatters

The New York Time February 13, 2010 By Doug Glanville I remember the veteran pitcher Mike Jackson telling me that “by the time you finish with this ... Not to be. (Come to think of it, even during my six years as a Philadelphia...

Seeing Is Disbelieving

The New York Times January 22, 2010 By Doug Glanville Last week, after years of public curiosity about what was hidden behind Mark McGwire´s testimony ... My brother was and is a supporter of the unreal -- a huge fan of science fiction...

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