The Little Professor

Our new most favoritest Yankee? U. Penn graduate Doug Glanville. That’s right, an Ivy Leaguer (okay, it’s a lower Ivy, but we’ll take it). His senior thesis: a feasibility study of a proposed ballpark in West Philly. His analysis: too expensive to build, with prohibitive costs for transportation systems. (What’s this? A ballplayer speaking intelligently of development and mass transit?! Our hearts are all afluttter!) As Glanville tells the NYT’s Tyler Kempner: "If you wanted to spend a billion dollars and build it on stilts over the train station, you could have done it….It would have been gorgeous. Economics was the issue." Someone please introduce this man to Mayor Bloomie. And the Boss.

Now if we could just do something about that on base percentage. .244. Ack.

4 comments… add one
  • …and the .210 batting average. But it’s good to see someone in the game with a good head on their shoulders. His career (9 yrs) OBP is .315, so I guess I’d wonder if he just had a bad year last year, or is getting past his best. He must be a good fielder?

    AJ February 24, 2005, 9:41 am
  • As a Phillies fan, I can tell you that Glanville’s best days at the plate are long gone. If you get a .300 OBP out of him you should be ecstatic. He still fields and runs the bases well though.
    I think if there was ever a player to have around for chemistry purposes, he is the guy. Sometime last season, he wrote a column on ESPN about his experiences with an astronomy club. Seriously.

    Tom G February 24, 2005, 10:13 am
  • I think this fella is gonna be my favorite Yankee in ’05.

    Sam February 24, 2005, 12:19 pm
  • He still has to make the team, you know.

    SF February 24, 2005, 12:53 pm

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