Doug Glanville is not your run of the mill ex-major leaguer. Far from it. While being an analyst on ESPN Radio’s Sunday Night MLB broadcasts and working for the Marquee Network in Chicago, where he analyzes the Cubs and has his own show, Glanville is an astute individual with driving passions.
“I still stir the pot because I constantly fight for…I think it’s a sense of fairness out there, the equity lens which I grew up under,” tells us this week.
Glanville has been talking, teaching and writing about deeper conversations concerning things that have social consequences. “It’s the way that society can be a reflection of sports and vice versa,” Glanville said.
Glanville started writing columns for the New York Times beginning with the steroid issues and it grew from there. But, this nine year veteran, who spent most of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs, also was a player rep, also teaches a class in sports and society at the University of Connecticut and his show on the Marquee Network called “Class in Session” runs along similar lines.
“I said, why can’t this be a show and this is an avenue by which current events flows all the time.”
Glanville’s parents were educators. “My mom taught math and my dad taught in Trinidad and Tobago until he got he went to med school at Howard University and became a psychiatrist.”
Glanville also remembers how he got his 1,000th major league hit just hours before his dad passed away.
This wonderful podcast highlights how important Glanville is away from the game. He’s now a father of four and living a very satisfying life.
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