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Dream to Nightmare

The New York TimesJune 29, 2012By Doug GlanvilleThe College World Series wrapped up on Monday and the Arizona Wildcats were crowned college baseball’s national champions. Despite the elite talent of the participants in the series, many of the...

Are Social Media Changing How Athletes Get Traded?

TIME IDEASJune 27, 2012by Doug GlanvillePlayers—and fans—are starting to learn about impending trades before they're official. The Red Sox traded their popular third baseman, Kevin Youkilis, earlier this week. He had been fighting injuries and...
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Perfect Together

The New York TimesJune 15, 2012By Doug GlanvilleEvery player knows that there are accomplishments in baseball that might seem personal, yet in fact they belong not to the individual but to the history and legacy of the game itself. Twirling a no-...

Baseball is Never Perfect

TIME IDEASJune 5, 2012by Doug Glanville Players and umpires have their flaws, even while participating in historic moments like the Mets first ever no-hitter. This past Friday, the New York Mets threw their first organizational no-hitter on the arm...
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Taking One for the Team. Or Not.

The New York TimesMay 23, 2012By Doug GlanvilleThe Mets were getting thrashed by the Milwaukee Brewers. In the late innings, the Brewers’ second baseman, Rickie Weeks, hit a “salt in the wound” home run to make the score 8-0. Then the Mets pitcher,...

Why LeBron Doesn’t Need to Win the Title

TIME IDEASMay 22, 2012by Doug GlanvilleCritics insist that he "win now," but with his ability and his age, he still has time on his side. Two years ago, LeBron James split the nation with his public announcement that he would be taking his services...
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Not Quite Closing Time

The New York TimesMay 10, 2012by Doug GlanvilleAs rare as a blown save from Mariano Rivera was the freak accident last week that put him on the disabled list for the first time since 2003, ending his season and perhaps his career.I was a Yankee once...

Why Delmon Young Should Challenge His Suspension

TIME IDEASMay 3, 2012by Doug GlanvilleWhat he did was indefensible, but baseball's community still needs to respond collectively to the problem. As a long time player rep for the MLB Players Association, I got involved in some tough cases. Strikes...

What Makes a Team Worth Saving?

TIME IDEASApril 24, 2012by Doug GlanvilleThe recent sale of the L.A. Dodgers shows that history can be more important to a team's legacy than performance. Sports dynasties are great for telling stories. They take us back to our high school...

Why Jackie Robinson Still Matters

TIME IDEASApril 10, 2012by Doug GlanvilleSixty-five years after he crossed the color line, his contributions to sport and to the U.S. are undiminished. Until April 15, 1947, blacks in America had been paying taxes, fighting in wars and voting for...

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