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Glanville, a nine-year MLB veteran, is a Marquee Sports Network analyst and the host of Class is in Session with Doug Glanville presented by UI Health, a half-hour panel show exploring the intersection between sports and larger society. Glanville was selected by the Cubs in the first round of the 1991 MLB draft and made his major league debut with Chicago in 1996. After spending five-plus seasons with Philadelphia and Texas, he returned to the Cubs in 2003 and hit a go-ahead triple in the 11th inning of Game Three of the NLCS against the Marlins.
Glanville is a frequent contributor to numerous outlets, including ESPN, the New York Times and The Athletic, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of The Game From Where I Stand, an inside look at the human side of the game of baseball, and is outspoken on topics relating to the human condition, including culture, diversity, overcoming adversity and community building. Glanville is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
MLB outfielder Cameron Maybin joins Class Is In Session with host Doug Glanville to share how he founded the Players Alliance and how it’s helped shape his experience in the game to others
Former Cubs manager Dusty Baker and Arizona State Head Football Coach Herm Edwards joined host Doug Glanville on the premiere episode of Class is in Session, presented by UI Health, a monthly show on Marquee Sports Network. The panel focused on the barriers for minority coaches in sports today, including the impact of the Selig Rule and Rooney Rule in MLB and NFL.
Regarding the Rooney Rule in the NFL, Herm Edwards said “If you’re a minority coach and they have to check the box to interview you, and let’s say you go three years of getting interviews, but you never land a job because some of those organizations are checking a box. Well now the problem is this — ownership is saying well we’ve interviewed this guy for the last three years, and why is no else hiring him? So now you got a problem.”
“Dusty Baker and Herm Edwards have experience, for decades they have led through coaching, as players, and as managers of people,” Glanville said. “They’ve reached the highest point of their sport, yet there’s still this perception that minority coaches cannot lead at the highest level. Sport has been slow to embrace their successes. Although they’ve reached the pinnacle, there’s still not a pipeline to follow because often experience and the rules by which they are measured keep changing.”
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