Elsewhere: Doug Glanville in review

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While the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins have done their best to keep the 2008 baseball season alive, the break in the action otherwise means it’s as good a day as any to catch up on former Major Leaguer Doug Glanville’s op-ed pieces for the New York Times.

Glanville, a Upenn graduate who played in the bigs from 1996 to 2004, has been contributing poignant and insightful columns all season. His latest is a letter to Will Veneble, the second African-American with an Ivy League education to make the big show. Glanville was the first.

Whether he’s writing about the first game after 9/11, answering fan mail, celebrating birthdays in the clubhouse or raising children, Glanville’s insights into the game are a must read for diehards and pedestrian fans alike.

Check out the Heading Home series HERE.

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