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Signed, Sealed, Delivered...Finally

The new York Times July 17, 2008 By Doug Glanville It was a joy to walk down memory lane….. my alarm clock did not ring, nor did an alert beep from my cell phone text messaging system. Nevertheless, I knew it was time. I’m a new...

Doubleday and Darwin

I could put a round bat on a round ball with ... As I sat in my high school math class one day, my teacher asked a question that I doubt will find a consensus opinion in my lifetime: “Was math invented or was it discovered?” To this day, I still...

A Father to One Thousand Hits

The New York Times June 15, 2008 By Doug Glanville I had made the drive so many times that I wasn’t even conscious of it anymore. Philadelphia to Teaneck, N.J., became a “Star Trek” teleporter from Center City to 619 Cadmus Court. All I...

The Problem With Being Preordained

The New York Times June 7, 2008 By Doug Glanville The retired Cubs outfielder revisits his former team’s epic... It seemed that the gods were finally smiling on the Chicago Cubs. After coming from Florida with a 3-games-to-2 lead in...

Lovers, Not Fighters

The New York Times May 9, 2008 By Doug Glanville Vicious curveballs are tricky, both on and off the field. And... Once I had eluded the 90-mile-an-hour fastball sizzling toward my head, I knew it was time for me to keep my promise...

HItting Curves (of all sorts)

The New York TimesMay 9, 2008by Doug Glanville So you want to learn how to hit a curveball?I am probably not the most qualified baseball mind to tap since, for me, the curveball often prompted a bad and premature hack at the ball. I survived in...

It Gets Late Early Out There

In Major League Baseball, experience can take you only so far. ... If in seven years you went from being a bouncing baby boy to Old Man River, you would most likely look around to try to figure out which mirror you had broken. But in the world of...

Way Inside

The New York Times April 11, 2008 By Doug Glanville Roger Clemens’s unshakable belief in himself made him one of baseball’s... If Major League Baseball had a starter kit for players, it would no doubt contain a fortune cookie. Crack it...

In Baseball, Fear Bats at the Top of the Order

The New York Times January 16, 2008 By Doug Glanville Moving forward, we must openly address not only the drug issues plaguing... HE will always be a rookie to me, but Jimmy Rollins, the reigning National League most valuable player,...

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