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The World In One Game

The New York Times April 17, 2009 Doug Glanville When people ask me what I miss the most about playing professional baseball, ……. Only 60 years ago, Jackie Robinson broke through a glass ceiling for African-American ballplayers, but...

A Devastating Quiet

The New York Times April 16, 2009 By Doug Glanville The silence that covered the city of Philadelphia seemed out of place, given how passionate these citizens usually are. But the broadcasting voice of Phillies baseball (and NFL Films)...

Loss Beyond the Score

The New York Times April 10, 2009 By Doug Glanville After hearing about the tragic death of the 22-year-old pitcher Nick Adenhart, my heart skipped a beat. Although I never met him, I still feel close to the baseball family and his loss...

Bling Training

The new York Times March 4, 2009 By Doug Glanville Spring training has begun. It might be step one of a multiple-step program ... Dreams start here. They also can end here. But there is a beauty in the path to major league baseball...

Ballplayers, the Press and the Truth

The New York Times February 20, 2009 By Doug Glanville I had messed up. Steve Finley, of the opposing Arizona Diamondbacks, had just tagged up from second base, and not only advanced to third but was able to score on the same play —...

Understanding A-Rod

The New York Times Feb 9, 2009 By Doug Glanville For most of my life I wore a number on... But there was one clear moment when I wanted to be treated like a number. It wasn’t when I was opening up a new bank account, or looking to...

Measure of Success

The New York TimesJanuary 26, 2009by Doug GlanvilleO.K., you got me. I didn’t get voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame the other week. A .277 batting average with 60 career home runs is cool, but it won’t garner you any votes unless you led the...

Badge of Honor

The New York TimesJanuary 12, 2009By Doug Glanville Every holiday season, after getting our fill of egg nog, my family and I enjoy a tradition of watching one of our favorite movies: “A Few Good Men,” starring Jack Nicholson, Kevin Bacon, Tom...

A Gift From Puerto Rico

The New York TimesDecember 22, 2008By Doug GlanvilleI remember my father telling me the story of when he first landed in New York, having emigrated from Trinidad, West Indies. He was proud of his spanking new suitcase until he reached customs and...

Letter To A Rookie

Will Venable PETCO Park 100 Park Blvd San Diego, CA. 92101 Dear Will The other day I received an e-mail from a writer who had interviewed me a couple of years ago for Black History Month. We’d kept in touch, and he was writing to inform...

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