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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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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...

FROM DYNASTY TO DISAPPOINTMENT

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The New York Mets finished the 1989 season in second place. Six weeks into the 1990 season Davey Johnson was fired. He won 1,012 games as manager of the Mets, one World Series and two division titles. Johnson’s teams won an average of 95 games from 1984-1990. But, amidst all those wins, history defines the Mets as a disappointment. As it turns out, 1986 was not the rule, but the exception for the...

UMPIRES RESPONSIBLE FOR PACE OF PLAY TOO

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Team officials for multiple Major League Baseball teams have confirmed the league office has issued warning letters to players, imploring them to pay attention to the new pace of play rules. The MLB letters also noted, starting May 1 players will be fined for violating the policy. According to MLB, the new guidelines have helped improve pace of play overall. Through the first 10 days of the...

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.

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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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