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A PERMANENT SCAR

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I have two scars on my body, one just below my elbow and the other at the small of my back.
When I was about 10 years old I was hanging out at a local playground and fell back into a sandpit, landing on my elbows. Little did I know there was a broken bottle hidden just under the surface of the sand. The jagged piece of glass pierced my arm.

METS LOSING MORE THAN GAMES

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Last Wednesday, after the New York Mets second blowout loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Terry Collins assured everyone, “there’s no panic here, believe me. Not in the clubhouse. Not anyplace else.” Collins told Adam Rubin at ESPN New York there was no need for a team meeting  … players will start tuning them out. 
“They know what’s going on,” said Collins.

BARLEY, HOPS AND BASEBALL

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Mets game and Keith Hernandez repeated his story about Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. If you’re not familiar with the tale, here is how the New York Times reported it 30 years ago: Hernandez had just made what seemed so certain to be the next-to-last out of the game, the World Series and the Met season. The Mets were trailing the Red Sox by two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, and after...

BALTIMORE IS A RIOT, NOT LIKE FUNNY, HA-HA RIOT

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Some 700 miles away from Baltimore, from her perch in the friendly confines of Chicago, USA Today sports columnist Nancy Armour called Major League Baseball’s decision — postponing Monday and Tuesday’s Orioles-White Sox games at Camden Yards, close Wednesday’s game and move this weekend’s scheduled series against the Tampa Bay Rays to St. Petersburg — a “knee-jerk” reaction to the riots in...

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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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