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John Strubel is a freelance sports reporter. His greatest passion in sports is New York Mets baseball. The following is a collection of stories written about the subject.

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PACE OF PLAY A ‘FAN ISSUE?’ SHOW ME

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You can now find Major League Baseball’s newest rule listed in the official rule book under OBR 5.10(l). Make a note of this historic “pace of play” rule change because, one, it is the first of its kind and, two, it may be the tipping point for more changes to the game.

CORA IS ALL BUSINESS

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No one is more serious about the game of baseball than Alex Cora. Well, maybe, Daniel Murphy.
When I think of Cora, I think of two things: one, his 18-pitch at bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers and, two, my short conversation with him in 2009, when he was playing for the New York Mets. Let’s begin with the latter first.

A GONG SHOW DISGUISED AS A BASEBALL TEAM

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Howard William Cohen was labeled by peers, sports fans – even some allies – as arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose and a show-off. Cohen, known better as Howard Cosell, agreed with every one of those infamous personal adjectives. In fact, Cosell embraced the name-calling and coveted the attention, for better or worse. The more...

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Hi. My name is John Strubel. Thanks for visiting my website. I write primarily about my passion: baseball. You can also connect with me on social media @johnstrubel.