Glanville Likes Byrd's Versatility

November 17, 2103

by Staff Writer Donald Hunt 

Doug Glanville has known Marlon Byrd a long time.

Glanville, a baseball analyst for ESPN, played with Byrd during his early days with the Philadelphia Phillies. Byrd, 36, was originally selected by the Phillies in the 10th round of the 1999 draft and will be returning to the Phillies.

Talking Existential Baseball With Doug Glanville

November 6, 2013

HuffPost Sports

by David Macaray  

Doug Glanville is one of those real-life "triple threats" that you occasionally hear about. A gifted athlete (nine seasons of major league baseball), an intellectual (Ivy League graduate and author), and -- in this age of in-your-face self-aggrandizement -- a genuinely thoughtful and modest man.

The Ghosts of October

The New York Times

October 24, 2013

by Doug Glanville

As 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 pace of a parenting day convinces us that we don’t have time to age.

Offspring Training

The New York Times

March 15, 2013

by Doug Glanville

I 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 after my career was over, I found myself adrift from the game. A post-retirement stasis of sorts. In a way, it also kept my new family from embracing baseball.

Baseball, Faith and Doubt

The New York Times

August 17, 2012

By Doug Glanville

Perfect Together

The New York Times

June 15, 2012

By Doug Glanville

Every 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-hitter, hitting for the cycle, the grand slam, the perfect game. None of these is meant to be just another tick on a résumé; they’re for the game to own. These markers are much bigger than the players who, technically, accomplished them.

Anxiety at the Plate

The New York Times

July 13, 2009

By Doug Glanville

Every player feels overwhelmed at one time or another, by one thing or another. (Even all-stars — in fact, it may be worse for the stars of the game because the microscope they are under is set to a higher magnification.) It could be the strain of maintaining a marriage when you spend half your time on the road. It could be because your batting average is plummeting during a free

Measure of Success

The New York Times

January 26, 2009

by Doug Glanville

O.K., you got me. I didn’t get voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame the other week. A .277 batting average with 60 career home runs is cool, but it won’t garner you any votes unless you led the world in some other category.

But I often wonder whether a player who gets into the Hall should be automatically considered successful. And whether one who doesn’t should be seen as unsuccessful.


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