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Not Just Tiger’s Temptations

The New York Times December 27, 2009 By Doug Glanville No one would have accused me of having multiple ladies on each arm when I was in high school or college. ... But something magical happened before I had to do much work. I signed a...

Winning by Losing

The New York Times December 12, 2009 By Doug Glanville It is true: I am a New Jersey Nets fan, and it goes back a long time. Years ago, Buck Williams and ... So far, this hasn´t been a season to remember, as the Nets set a record for...

Free At Last

The New York Times November 21, 2009 By Doug Glanville The baseball season is over, and now another game begins the game of free agency. And this is where ... You can reach the state of free agency in some unhappy ways, like getting...

All That Glitters

The New York Times November 6, 2009 By Doug Glanville Alex Rodriguez has sent at least one monkey off his tired shoulders for the time being. The nagging feeling of inadequacy over never having been a champion often follows great players...

The Meaning of Jimmy Rollins

The New York Times October 30, 2009 By Doug Glanville If you were offended by Jimmy Rollins’s prediction to……… For a game that can immortalize you, baseball offers an awfully short shelf life. Although I stayed on the major league...

My World Series Ghost

The New York Times October 27, 2009 By Doug Glanville For years, I have waited for this moment: the Phillies and the Yankees going toe-to-toe in the World ... I grew up a Phillies fan, wooed by the powder-blue road uniforms and a trio...

No Thanks, but Thanks

The New York Times October 12, 2009 By Doug Glanville No one has been able to pinpoint the reason. Lidge’s knee has been bothering him all year, his confidence is down, the usual suspects have been cited. Many fans wondered why the...

Getting to First Base

The New York Times September 20, 2009 By Doug Glanville The other week, my former manager, the current Red Sox skipper Terry Francona, was discussing his ... For most of my career, I was a leadoff hitter, particularly during the five...

Keeping It Real

The New York Times September 13, 20009 By Doug Glanville I played many years in Philadelphia, so I am paying close attention to the return of Michael Vick…… Locker room talk suggests that “keeping it real” is a noble effort. It is...

Manny and Mom

The New York Times September 5,2009 By Doug glanville One of the more powerful scenes I have seen in a movie was the moment in “The Matrix” ... One of the more powerful scenes I have seen in a movie was the moment in “The Matrix”...

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