Doug Glanville new book and appearances
Former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville is one of my favorite baseball writers. Educated at Penn, the Ivy Leaguer writes about baseball from an insider’s perspective for the New York Times, contributes on-air to ESPN television and appears on countless other radio and television shows. Not only is he a fine writer, but he brings the game of baseball to life like no other. If you haven’t read his NY Times op-ed pieces (you should checkÂ out his latest immediately) you can add his new book The Game From Where I Stand, A Ballplayer’s Inside View to your reading list. The book comes out this week and will be reviewed here shortly. In the meantime, order your copy today from Amazon or visit your favorite local bookstore.
Doug Glaville will begin his media blitz this week to promote the book. Stay tuned to DougGlanville.com for last minute announcements.Â Meantime, those in Chicago can find Doug here:
- Borders Books – 830 N. Michigan Ave in Chicago on Tuesday May 11th from 7:00-8:30pm
- Harry Caray’s Tavern – 3351 N. Sheffield Ave. (across from Wrigley Field) on Wednesday May 12th from 5:00-6:30pm
- Doug will visit with Pat & Ron on the radio and Len & Bob on TV when he sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the 7th inning of Wednesday’s (May 12) Cubs game at Wrigley Field
- The Book Stall – 811 Elm St., Winnetka IL (847)446-8880 Saturday May 15th 2:00pm-3:30pm
An insider’s revealing look at the hidden world of major league baseball
Doug Glanville, a former major league outfielder and Ivy League graduate, draws on his nine seasons in the big leagues to reveal the human side of the game and of the men who play it.
In The Game from Where I Stand, Glanville shows us how players prepare for games, deal with race and family issues, cope with streaks and slumps, respond to trades and injuries, and learn the joyful and painful lessons the game imparts. We see the flashpoints that cause misunderstandings and friction between players, and the imaginative ways they work to find common ground. And Glanville tells us with insight and humor what he learned from Jimmy Rollins, Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, Barry Bonds, Curt Schilling, and other legendary and controversial stars.
In his professional career, Glanville experienced every aspect of being a playerâ€”the first-round pick, the prospect, the disappointment, the can’t-miss, the cornerstone, the veteran, the traded, the injured, the comeback kid. His eye-opening book gives fans a new level of understanding of day-to-day life in the big leagues.
May 10, 2010 Tags: Borders Books, Doug Glanville, ESPN, Harry Caray's Tavern, New York Times, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, The Book Stall, The Game From Where I Stand Posted in: book, game of baseball, news, oldschool, players