ArchiveMay 2017

LIKE ANGRY MONKEYS ON ANIMAL PLANET

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Baseball brawls make me laugh. One, because I am reminded of something Patrick Hruby wrote: Thing is, baseball fights aren’t actually fights … they’re more like the aggression displays you see from angry monkeys on Animal Planet.  But it’s Sarah Kurchak’s description of the baseball brawl that turns a giggle into a series of...

PERFECT FOR A DAY

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On June 20, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the New York Mets in the first game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium. With his wife and children in the stands, here’s what happened …

COLLINS MUZZLED ON INJURIES

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During Wednesday’s pre-game media briefing, New York Mets manager Terry Collins was asked for an injury update on Jay Bruce.
“I don’t think it’s serious,” replied Collins.
Collins short, incomplete answer, begged a follow-up question. Moments later, it came. Was not having Bruce in the lineup a reason for concern?

KAEPERNICK’S CAREER TAKES A KNEE

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Colin Kaepernick

Four years ago, Colin Kaepernick was ranked among the top quarterbacks in the National Football League. He started all 16 games for the San Francisco 49ers, leading the team to a 12-4 regular season record and a Super Bowl appearance. One “career year” (2013) was followed by successive seasons of mediocrity (2014), injury (2015) and controversy (2016). Now, as teams fill out their...

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John Strubel

Hi. My name is John Strubel. I am a storyteller. I love to write. My writing is predominantly related to my greatest passion in life: baseball. Thanks for visiting my website.

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