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WINTER BLUES FOR CLAIRE

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We all make mistakes. The problem with making a mistake if you’re Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood or even Fred Claire is, it happens on the world stage for all to see. Coincidentally, Claire’s miscues from the general manager’s chair have intersected at some point in history, with current or former members of the New York Mets. It’s like six degrees of separation, but not. With the Winter Meetings...

FOREVER YOUNG

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Don’t, OK? Save your breath – and Anthony Young’s time. Just get to the question. That’s right, the question; the inevitable query about losing. He won’t mind answering because, well, the reply is always the same. I pitched well during the stretch. It just happened. I don’t feel like I deserve it. I will be known for this forever. It was destiny. He accepts his place in history, yet, he reveals...

AISLE 4, ROW 8, SEAT 113

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The Chicago Cubs may have won the National League Championship Series, but that doesn’t mean their fans are any less superstitious.
Take Bryan, for example (pictured above). He sat in the infamous Steve Bartman seat during Saturday night’s Game 6 clincher. We only know him as Bryan because he wouldn’t reveal his last name.
Why?

FRACTURED PROSPECT

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Terry Collins remembers flying back from the team’s complex in the Dominican Republic. It was February 2009, and the future New York Mets manager was feeling hopeful about Fernando Martinez. Collins watched Martinez play pain-free in the first game of a doubleheader before catching his flight back to the States. Maybe, just maybe, this was the turning point in the career of the Mets top prospect.

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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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