In our current sports climate, it is rare to find an athlete that doesn't place themselves on some sort of pedestal. All too common, it seems, players are more worried about the "here and now" rather than their future or, in some cases...the history of the game they play.
Doug Glanville (formerly of the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers) is proving he is NOT one of those players every time he sits down and pens his column for the New York Times. Coming on the heels of the Hall of Fame announcement a couple weeks back...Doug had this to say.
"O.K., you got me. I didn’t get voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame the other week. A .277 batting average with 60 career home runs is cool, but it won’t garner you any votes unless you led the world in some other category.
But I often wonder whether a player who gets into the Hall should be automatically considered successful. And whether one who doesn’t should be seen as unsuccessful."
Read the rest of Doug's work over at NYTimes.com.