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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...

The Book on Jeter

The New York TimesFebruary 12, 2014By Doug GlanvilleEvery major league player is deeded real estate in the book of baseball. Some may be granted only one word, others a paragraph. And then there is Derek Jeter, who is closing out, in a masterly way...

The Ghosts of October

The New York TimesOctober 24, 2013by Doug GlanvilleAs I push my 4-year-old daughter on the swing, I wonder when the day will come when she will not need me to supply the power. My children remind me that time is marching on even when the frenetic...

How A-Rod Doesn't Add Up

The New York TimesAugust 5, 2013By Doug GlanvilleBefore I played a single game of professional baseball, I was a fan. If my brother and I weren’t chipping the paint off our parents’ garage door with wayward pitches during an extra-inning session of...

Player’s Viewpoint on Jason Collins: Sport Isn’t About Machismo

TIME IDEASApril 30, 2013by Doug GlanvilleWith Jason Collins coming out, he helps us focus on what really matters.The cliché about sport is that it defines manhood through a lens of machismo, no matter how many girls, women or men who don’t fit in a...

Memory Chip

The New York TimesApril 25, 2013by Doug Glanville The Greinke-Quentin altercation is a reminder that, rightly or wrongly, baseball players never forget — and really can’t afford to.The smoke has cleared and punishment has been meted out....

Offspring Training

The New York TimesMarch 15, 2013by Doug GlanvilleI do not claim to know what my playing career meant in the grand scheme of baseball. All I know for sure is that I found a passion I could express on a diamond. For this I am eternally grateful. Yet...

Offspring Training

The New York TimesMarch 15, 2013by Doug GlanvilleI do not claim to know what my playing career meant in the grand scheme of baseball. All I know for sure is that I found a passion I could express on a diamond. For this I am eternally grateful. Yet...

Do Sports Players Control Their Own Bodies?

TIME IDEASJanuary 7, 2013By Doug Glanville Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III is defending his decision to play on a hurt knee in yesterday’s playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. ”Many may question, criticize &...

The Long Walk Home

THE NEW YORK TIMESNovember 9, 2012by Doug GlanvilleThe ticker tape has been swept up and the champagne has long since been poured, but the San Francisco Giants still reign as the new baseball champions. World Series wins last a lifetime. In a sport...

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