Doug Glanville, talking baseball and more


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DOUG GLANVILLE played centerfield for the Philadelphia Phillies for six seasons, part of a distinguished 15-year professional baseball career, including nine in the majors. These days, the University of Pennsylvania alumnus is also a regular columnist for The New York Times, where his “Heading Home” column centers on the game, its controversies and what it has taught him about every day life. He is also a partner in a green-homebuilding firm in Chicago, a sports commentator on TV, and in May, he’ll be able to add “published book author” to his resume, as his The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer’s Inside View is set to be published by Henry Holt Books. Glanville joins Marty to discuss his life and careers, and, in the wake of falls from grace including Tiger Woods’ infidelity and Mark McGwire’s steroids admission, what life is really like for professional athletes.

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