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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...

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...

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