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WINFIELD AND THE METS

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Dave Winfield got his first taste of the New York Mets over lunch. For the Mets front office team of Nelson Doubleday and Frank Cashen this was all new and, in hindsight, the 1980 Major League Baseball Reentry Draft, marked the organizations first major foray into free agency. For Winfield the visit to the Big Apple was business as usual.

A PERSONAL STORY

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On Christmas morning I pulled up to the curb at my father’s house knowing well what I was about to face. Over the past decade our family has watched our father slowly slipping away. He suffers from what doctors call dementia. I, on the other hand, am confident it is Alzheimer’s disease. My dad shuffled through the kitchen and dining area using a walker, a home health care nurse following closely...

A WILLINGNESS TO CHEAT

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Over one 24-hour period two head coaches, Jason Kidd and Mike Tomlin, from two professional sports teams, the Brooklyn Nets and the Pittsburgh Steelers, were accused of cheating. The league(s) never said that — cheating — in so many words, but it’s certainly what they were suggesting. Kidd was fined $50,000 for a “delay of game” and, today, Tomlin was penalized...

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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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