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HATE THE PLAYA’, NOT THE GAME

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Buster Posey

The official Major League Baseball rule states, “The catcher, without the ball in his possession, has no right to block the pathway of the runner attempting to score. The base line belongs to the runner and the catcher should be there only when he is fielding a ball or when he already has the ball in his hand.” – Comment on Rule 7.06 (b) San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey knows the rule; a...

IN LIKE A FOX, OUT LIKE A LYONS

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Fans watching the 2006 Major League Baseball post-season on FOX are witnessing a network running amuck in the broadcast booth. Days later Thom Brennaman committed not one – but two – regretful mistakes, FOX has announced they have given color commentator Steve Lyons his pink slip. This news comes in the middle of post-season play, an indicator of the level of embarrassment the network is dealing...

20-GAME WINNERS A DYING BREED

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The last time Major League Baseball went a complete season without a 20-game winner was 1995, when Greg Maddux (Atlanta Braves) and Mike Mussina (Baltimore Orioles) both fell one win short. During one stretch from 1961-1980, major league baseball had a 20-game winner in both leagues every year. Starting Sunday’s games Minnesota Twins ace Johan Santana is 18-5, Chicago White Sox Jon Garland (17...

HOWARD INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

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In the wake of the Major League Baseball strike of 1994, interest in the game was waning. Baseball stumbled through the mid-90’s looking for a hero, a spark of some kind that would revive sagging attendance and interest. Superman came to the rescue in 1998. Baseball’s superhero had red hair instead of a red cape, the big “S” across his chest was replaced by the classic logo of the St. Louis...

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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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