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A GREATER PURPOSE

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Mariano Rivera

You don’t have to like the New York Yankees, but how can you not respect Mariano Rivera? He has spent nearly one-half of his life beating everyone in sight — with one pitch, a cutter. Rivera pitched 19 major league seasons and recorded more saves than anyone in MLB (652). Rivera led the Yankees march to the World Series seven times (winning five times). He pitched in the post-season...

HIS NAME IS OLBERMANN, KEITH OLBERMANN

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His name is Olbermann, Keith Olbermann. If you’re a sports fan you already know that sports media fact. You also know Olbermann’s public and professional persona has led to some ugly name-calling. Over the years, columnists, fans and colleagues have added some colorful adjectives to describe the Olbermann brand. He’s been labeled Acerbic. Provocateur. Erudite. Acerbic – again. Jerk. Irreverent. A...

MLB AND MONTREAL ARE NO MATCH

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The noise coming from the North is the sound of old – and new – Montreal Expos fans. On Saturday, about 1,000 baseball-hungry fans from Montreal were waving flags, drinking cold beverages and shouting from the outfield seats at Rogers Centre during the Tampa Bay Rays-Toronto Blue Jays game. The trip was organized by Matthew Ross who owns ExposNation.com. “Our goal is to celebrate the history of...

IGNORANCE IS BLISS

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On Sunday, Murray Chass published his thoughts on minorities in baseball with a splash of recent statistics, claiming the numbers would “disappoint, if not disgust” the late Jackie Robinson. The baseball columnist pointed out: • Since the Philadelphia Phillies named Ruben Amaro Jr. general manager Nov. 3, 2008, teams have hired 14 general managers. All have been white. • Of the last 23 managers...

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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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