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More Doug Glanville, this time on Manny

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CentralIllinoisan, May 11, 2009.

  1. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member


    Some good stuff here ... especially this great excerpt:

    "... the beauty of knowing that what you gave of yourself was authentic, and that anything that happened — successes, failures — was real. ... There’s power in knowing your capabilities, however imperfect, whatever odds you are up against. You get back a result you can trust."
  2. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Why does the Times let this guy pull out his crayons so regularly? Is it the Ivy League pedigree?
  3. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Hard time understanding the hate for Glanville.

    Why is his message of authenticity denounced? His mother's message was a powerful one that more people should pass along yet somehow fail to do so.

    We as a society need to embrace the non-users not ostracize them.
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    The Times would be better served to do more actual reporting on the issue and less commentary -- God knows we already have the opinions out the ass. How many writers are out of work while Doug Glanville gets to play Marcus Aurelius -- and badly, I might add. Barber performing a tonsillectomy, etc.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I'd much rather read Glanville's stuff than Bill Rhoden's.
  6. chilidog75

    chilidog75 Member

    Yeah. Who wants to read the opinion of former major leaguer anyway? What possible perspective could HE have on steroids anyway? And yeah, I'm sure the Ivy League pedigree helps.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    why the disdain for glanville?
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    People are still pissed about his low OBP.
  9. Actually, I'm not impressed with him because his point on "authenticity" is lame and obvious and not one in which I am remotely interested, and that would be the case wherever he went to school.

    And this passage --
    "Sure, your bank account is growing, your assault on the record books is continuing. But maybe your marriage is falling apart and your confidence in who you were without the red pill is so in question that you can’t go a day without popping another one. Everyone who cared about you has evaporated from your life, or become an accessory to your self-destruction. But on the outside it looks great — you have the great contract, the just-add-water friends, and the new girlfriend who was in Maxim 15 times."

    ...is pure rot. Or maybe none of that stuff happens and you're happy as a clam. Or maybe you stay "authentic" and your marriage craters anyway. What is this swill?
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    You can quibble (and I do) with some of the things Doug writes but, for the most part, he does an outstanding job providing a pretty honest inside viewpoint of a very smart and decent guy who was around the game for a long time in a leadership role.

    He's entitled to his opinion and Tebow knows it's usually more informed than the "think of the children" crap most of the jackass columnists are writing about the issue.

    FYI, I believe he got connected to the Times by Alan Schwarz, who went to the University of Pennsylvania at the same time.
  11. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Jim Rome gets an opinion and Glanville doesn't? We're just talking about an occasional op-ed piece here, unless I'm mistaken.

    I don't see the harm, and I think the guy can write.
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    William Hung thought he could sing.

    The copy has been scrubbed up and dressed to the nines, in purples and mauves. It reads that way in parts.

    I don't think it's saying anything. JMHO.
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