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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”...

Sleepwalking Through September

The New York Times August 20, 2009 By Doug Glanville We’ve all been in situations where we are just “playing out the string.” You’re working for ... Unfortunately, like it or not, there are a lot of teams in major league baseball that...

The Forgotten

The New York Times August 12, 2009 By Doug Glanville On paper, I was ready for my ride into the sunset. I had a nice Ivy League engineering degree, a ... There are no institutional services to help baseball players move on to that next...

Confidential, With an Asterisk

The New York Times August 3, 2009 By Doug Glanville I can understand why there are so many calls for the heads of the 104 players on the so-called “list Every player feels overwhelmed at one time or another, by one thing or another. (...

Anxiety at the Plate

The New York TimesJuly 13, 2009By Doug GlanvilleEvery player feels overwhelmed at one time or another, by one thing or another. (Even all-stars — in fact, it may be worse for the stars of the game because the microscope they are under is set to a...

Fehr’s Game

The new York Times July 6, 2009 By Doug Glanville One day in 2001, I stepped into the elevator of a Dallas hotel to share a ride with two brothers. The conversation was light despite what we were here for — an annual meeting of player...

My Father’s Words

The New York Times June 20, 2009 By Doug Glanville Before they closed my father’s casket, I left him with a gift. After all he had given me, it was the least and best I could do. He passed away the day I got my 1,000th career hit, in the...

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