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Parsing the Utley Play

New York TimesOctober 15, 2015by Doug GlanvilleIn the slide heard round the social media world, we have (some) resolution. Chase Utley, the Dodgers veteran — and my old Philadelphia teammate — has been suspended for two games by Major League...

Trades and the Tides of Time

New York TimesSeptember 4, 2015by Doug Glanville As a kid, I was not a Dodgers fan by any stretch. In 1977 and 1978, Los Angeles knocked off my beloved Philadelphia Phillies in consecutive National League Championship Series. They went on to...

Trade Me, Trade Me Not

NewYork TimesAugust 6, 2015by Doug Glanville  WILMER FLORES had an eventful week. At its peak, he hit a game-winning home run in the last inning to beat the then-division-leading Washington Nationals. But at its valley, the young...

Stars on Baseball’s Horizon

New York TimesJuly 17, 2015by Doug Glanville After three billion miles and nearly 10 years of travel, the New Horizons spacecraft has finally flown by Pluto. When it first left Earth, I was wrapping up 15 seasons of professional baseball,...

Confessions of a Major League T-Ball Coach

The New York TimesMay 8, 2015by Doug Glanville It was an honor, during the off-season, to have been interviewed for a job as a big-league manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. I wasn’t chosen to run their show, so I elected to develop my managerial...

Baseball’s Eternal Opening Day

The New York TimesApril 10, 2015by Doug GlanvilleOpening Week in major league baseball has come and gone in a flurry. One of my former teams, the Chicago Cubs, started the fireworks last Sunday, with a shutout loss at the hands of the Cardinals’ ace...
Randy Johnson in May 2009.

Shared Greatness: Baseball Hall of Famers and What They Taught Me

The New York TimesJanuary 16, 2015by Doug GlanvilleExploding sliders. Time-stopping change-ups. Three-thousand-hit machines. We expect to embrace such superlatives with any baseball Hall of Fame induction class, and 2015 was no different. I had...

Jeter's Real Gift

The New York TimesSeptember 19, 2014by Doug GlanvilleDuring the chaos and excitement of awaiting our firstborn child, my wife and I were decorating the nursery. Our son was due to arrive in late June of 2008 and we planned to put his crib in a...

Head for Home

The New York TimesAugust 1, 2014by Doug GlanvilleIt is one of the fundamental rules of baseball. To score, a runner must step on home. When a hitter leaves the batter’s box after making contact, he knows exactly where he is going. He runs with...

Cano's Fresh Start

The New York TimesApril 11, 2014By Doug GlanvilleThe baseball experience of my childhood led me to believe in the stability of the baseball family. Even though free agency was alive and well in those years, my favorite players were mainstays. Mike...

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