The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer's Inside View
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,...more
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Although there were some interesting insights along the way, such as how Big Leaguers go about finding a place to live and how much fun Montreal was on a road trip, the book at times is a hard read. The largest stumbling block is the writing itsel ...more
It provides me with something to cheer about with my co-workers (we are all Giants fans). It gives me soothing numbers to consider. It gives me characters to quote, and it has given me a great many books to enjoy. My next stitching project is even baseball themed.
Doug Glanville's book about his years in baseball was yet another winner. One moment that I especially loved was his description of how his hit in the postseason, could not actually beat the feeling o ...more
Minor leagues. Opening days. Glove selection. Coaches. Stress. Anxiety. Relationships. Autographs. Game preparation. Contracts. Money. Retirement. Winter ball. Dealing with reporters. Spring training. Hitting. Traveling. I’m hard-pressed to think of a subject Glanville doesn’t cover and he does it all with an appeali ...more
He divides the book by the periods of a major leaguer’s career. In the early stages, he sinks into anonymity, often speaking more on the general experience of ballplayers than his individual journey. Punctuated by the loss of his father, interpersonal disputes, an ...more
Glanville was raised in Teaneck, NJ, a diverse and inclusive neighborhood ...more
Since he was the players' rep to the union for the Phillies (perhaps as well as for the Cubs) I wish there had been more discussion of the use of performance enhancin ...more
Glanville dedicates a chapter to each phase of the game from the player's perspective, for example, Before the First Game (chapter 1), Respecti ...more