Hi, my name is John Strubel. I am a freelance sports reporter from Charleston, South Carolina. This is my personal web site and portfolio. My writing is predominantly related to my greatest passion in life: baseball. I also include stories on sports personalities, sports media, social media, and related content that impact and influence the sports industry.

My goal is simple: to create insightful, relevant content that will inform and entertain. If you are a baseball fan—or as sports fan in general—then this website is for you. I typically post three to five times a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS.

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I have been a working member of the media since 1987. In addition to media relations and broadcast work for the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays minor league affiliates, my career spans 25 years in the radio industry as a on-air personality, program director and sports-talk show host.

I am a graduate of Charleston Southern University. I have earned an undergraduate in Organizational management and a Master of Science in Organizational Management.

I am a member of the Society for Professional Journalists and the Society for American Baseball Research. I have been freelance writing since 2000. I have been published nationally, regionally and locally in newspapers and magazines including:


If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here are my top posts in each category:

Print Bylines

New York Mets

Sports Blog

Sports and Social Media


This is my personal web site. The opinions I express here are my own. The information I provide is on an as-is basis.