Love Letters From Pronk: Doug Glanville
Love Letters From Pronk is an ongoing series where Pronk shares his love for somebody connected to the Cubs. Sometimes funny, sometimes weird, sometimes touching, Pronk likes to make 100% sure people know that they are loved, and best expresses that through gushing letters. Today's recipient: former Cub and analyst Doug Glanville.
Doug Glanville is a former Cubs player, current writer and analyst. As a Cub, he had two stints with the team. One as a prospect and making the big leagues. The second stint was at the back end of his career, as he was a bench player who had a huge RBI in the 2003 NLCS.
Doug is also a fantastic writer, who authored "The Game From Where I Stand." I've previously written about how much I loved that book, as Doug's self awareness is among some of the best you'll ever see. It's a must read.
Thank you for being you. I've written before about your fantastic perspective and writing, and this is a continuation of praise. After spending 2020 trying to find new ways to understand the game of baseball as I wrote for Cubs DNA, "The Game From Where I Stand" jumps out as a highlight of the year. My one complaint: When is your next book coming out? Amazon has nothing listed. :-(
I loved having you on Marquee this year. A new Cubs TV channel is obviously something a 20 year fan like myself would enjoy, but seeing it loaded with talent from top to bottom really made the execution happen. I loved seeing your on-screen work, and hope that continues in 2021 and beyond.
Thank you for still contributing to baseball, even after your playing days ended. Your methodical, down-to-earth approach to analyzing is among the best. How you balance TV work with GK Alliance without quality taking a hit is improbable, yet you pull it off.