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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...

Black and Blue

The New York Times June 13, 2009 By Doug Glanville When I first started playing professional baseball, I was told by my head coach in single-A, Bill Hayes, that I was being too formal in how I addressed the officials of the game. I called...

Baseball Family Secrets

The New York Times June 6, 2009 By Doug Glanville I haven’t spent a lot of time watching “MTV Cribs,” but I know the host likes to check the featured homeowner’s DVD collection for a copy of “Scarface.” Apparently, owning this movie is...

Show Me Up, Show You Up

The New York Times May 22, 2009 By Doug Glanville Under no circumstances should you show up a baseball player. We hold grudges forever and we will... Sure, it seems petty, but it’s what makes this game go ‘round. Beat me with your...

No Tipping, Please

The New York Times May 5, 2009 By Doug Glanville Alex Rodriguez is in a horrible spot. Where do you go when, having focused your life on that one thing you can be the best at, you realize that because of choices you made things will...

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