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ONE (MORE) FOR THE AGES

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When Josh Reddick hit a fly ball to left field and Andre Ethier squeezed it for the third out, I glanced over at the clock. It read 1:06 a.m. Nearing the five-hour mark, Game 5 of the 2017 World Series was tied 12-12 and headed for extra innings. “What time is it?” my wife mumbled. “One-oh-six,” I whispered. “What’s the score?” she asked. “12...

NO YAWNING IN OCTOBER

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One year ago on this day Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers shutout the Chicago Cubs, 6-0, to take a 2-1 lead in the National league Championship series. Five days later the Cubs snapped their historic 71-year drought, beating the Dodgers in Game 7 to return to the World Series for the first time. But, what a difference a year makes. As you wake up to the news that — once again —...

THE DODGERS GREATEST FEAR

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It was August 2001. The Seattle Mariners were flush with confidence. This was their year, finally.
After taking two of three at Yankee Stadium, and six of nine during the regular season, the Mariners packed up and assured the New York clubhouse attendants they would see them again – in October.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. – Shakespeare Vin Scully received the Icon Award at the annual ESPY’s ceremony this week. I grew up listening to Scully, mostly on nationally televised games. There was no internet, or cable, or MLB app when I was a teenager (Wow! I really am getting old). But, I digress. Despite my lack...

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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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