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JOHN STRUBEL

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Hi! Thank you for visiting my web site. I write primarily about my passion: baseball. In addition, I occasionally publish posts and podcasts related to sports media, journalism and technology impacting the industry.   You can also follow me on social media @johnstrubel.

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SHOWALTER SHOOTING STARS IN TEXAS

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He’s not flashy, he’s not loud, he’s not controversial, but Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter does have one thing in common with his highly-respected peers: winning. Much like his managing style, Showalter has built his winning reputation from the ground up. After almost 10 years in the Yankees minor league system, Showalter moved to the major...

LITTLE JOE

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When I was in Little League I was introduced to Pete Russom. He was the only kid I ever met that switch hit – successfully – at age 10. He was also the only kid I knew that had a real baseball diamond in his backyard, complete with painted wood placards of the Oakland A’s, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds as the outfield fence.

BUD SELIG: THE MAN FANS LOVE TO HATE

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“No one will argue about who baseball’s greatest Commissioner is. It is the ninth Commissioner, Bud Selig. Nine is obviously a magic number for baseball the number of players on the field, the number of innings in a game, and the ninth Commissioner symbolizes the magic fo baseball himself The office of Commissioner of Baseball is today and...

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