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One Among Many

THE NEW YORK TIMESOctober 12, 2012by Doug GlanvilleMost major leaguers begin their baseball lives head and shoulders above other players. They may have dominated Little League; at school, they might have stood tall even as freshmen among seniors;...

Are Sports Fans Really Out of Control?

TIMES IDEASOctober 10, 2012by Doug GlanvilleFans have been unruly lately, but if we focus on specific incidents we lose sight of the overwhelming positive support.Sports fans in America may need a p.r. campaign. Last week, in a frenzied fit of...

A Father to Baseball

THE NEW YORK TIMESSeptember 29, 2012by Doug GlanvilleIt is the end of the regular season, and time for goodbyes. I remember walking off the field in 2002, after we played our last game. One of my Phillies teammates said it was “a sad time” because...
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When Good Things Happen to Bad Seasons

The New York TimesSeptember 14, 2012By Doug GlanvilleIf you live in a baseball market where your team is already out of it, it’s likely that for a while there has been talk about next year, about “rebuilding.” I played for my share of those teams,...

Lance Armstrong’s Fall from Grace Tests Livestrong’s Strength

TIME IDEASAugust 28, 2012by Doug GlanvilleLance Armstrong had no choice but to stop defending himself if he wanted his foundation to have a chance.When you are the greatest athlete in your sport and one of the most visible figures in the worldwide...

Baseball, Faith and Doubt

The New York TimesAugust 17, 2012By Doug GlanvilleIt was impossible this week not to think about the incredible staying power of baseball. There is something transformational about connecting with the game at the right time in your life —...

Alone in the Zone

THE NEW YORK TIMESAugust 10, 2012By Doug GlanvilleI have been trying to imagine how I would have felt if, after having performed at a level that made me the best in the world, I only then learned from my parents that my grandparents were dead and my...

How Penn State Can Move Forward

TIME IDEASJuly 31, 2012by Doug GlanvilleNow that the NCAA has come down on the football program, here's what Penn State must do for its future. The NCAA has come down hard on Penn State — hitting them with a $60 million fine, reducing existing...

Baseball’s Hall of Fame Still Matters

TIME IDEASJuly 19, 2012by Doug GlanvilleAfter all the scandals that have beset baseball, the Hall of Fame still sets a high standard This Sunday, the 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be inducted. The Hall of Fame has come under some critique...

I Am What I Throw

The New York TimesJuly 13, 2012By Doug GlanvilleEvery year, my family honors my father with a scholarship given out in his memory to the best students from a church in my hometown, Teaneck, N.J. I always think about what to say to these young...

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