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THE MAGIC IS BACK, IF ONLY FOR A NIGHT

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“ Home runs are over-rated. You don’t have to hit home runs to win. If I don’t get a home run all year, and the team wins, I’ll be more than satisfied.” – Steve Henderson
The Reccoppa family piled into Dad’s burnt orange 1970 Plymouth Duster for the short ride across the bridge on Route 37 to Seaside Heights. A visit to grandma’s summer house, a sure sign school would be out soon.

CASHEN’S OPEN LETTER TO FANS

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While researching another story, I stumbled on to this “open letter” former Mets general manager Frank Cashen wrote for the New York Times. It is fascinating, to say the least, because: a. Cashen took the initiative to include Mets fans on what the organization would do to build a winning team and how they would execute their plan b. The letter reveals the nuances of the now defunct reentry draft...

THE BAD GUYS WON

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The Bad Guys Won

While the 2004 New York Mets were inside Shea Stadium getting pounded by the St. Louis Cardinals, Jeff Pearlman was in the parking lot spreading the word about the 1986 World Champion New York Mets. Pearlman, author of The Bad Guys Won which chronicles the ’86 Mets wild ride both on and off the field, spent his Thursday afternoon slapping promotional flyers for his book on the windshields of Met...

THE BOTCHED AND BUNGLED

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stepped out of a black sedan. Wearing stylish sunglasses, a black suite and black tie, he looked dressed for a funeral. Brady hustled past the media and into a lower Manhattan courtroom. Unlike almost every other starting NFL quarterback, Brady is spending his days between Patriots camp and courtroom hearings, where he is fighting tooth-and-nail to...

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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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