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A CONVERSATION WITH GARY SMITH

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Along the back wall in small wooden booth sat Gary Smith. Dressed in a modest blue golf shirt and khaki shorts, Smith looked out of place amidst the buzz and clutter of caffeinated college students. Anyone over the age of 23 would appear misplaced at Kudu Coffee House, the oft-frequented college coffee shop. He occasionally sipped from a cup of water and a cup of coffee, as we discussed writing...

McHENRY IS BROKEN

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Britt McHenry

The Internet is full of pride and judgment. You see it every time a sports celebrity falls from grace. Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant, Brett Favre, Lance Armstrong and the latest casualty, Britt McHenry. When it happens the Internet and social media explodes in righteous indignation. See Time, TMZ, CBS, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo!, Deadspin. After watching the footage of McHenry I did not...

NO ‘REPLACING’ JETER

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Let’s start with this: No one will replace Derek Jeter. If that’s what the New York Yankees, and their fans, expect of Didi Gregorius, the discussion is dead on arrival. A recent story in the New York Daily News the Yankees shortstop is believed to be having a difficult time playing in New York. From the day he was dealt to the Yankees, Gregorius has been questioned. “… (Gregorius) can be...

THE STRANGE, CROOKED ROAD

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On paper, Tom Seaver’s professional baseball career is remarkable. The man known in New York as “The Franchise” won the 1967 Rookie of the Year, compiled 311 career wins, recorded 20 or more wins in a single season four times, 200+ strikeouts 10 times (including nine straight seasons between 1968-1976), led the National League in strikeouts five times, won three Cy Young Awards, tossed a no...

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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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