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Robert (Bob) Nightengale has been covering Major League Baseball since 1986. So, 2,000 hotel nights, 3,500 games and 1.6 million frequent flier miles later, Bo Jackson remains the best athlete I've ever covered, Dr. J and Muhammad Ali are my favorite athletes, and Barry Bonds still is the most dominating baseball player I've ever seen.

Nightengale: Bryce Harper has One Goal: ‘Do it for J-Dub’

The vaunted trio trickled into the nation’s capital one year at a time, and now after spending the last seven years together, their journey...

Nightengale: Nothing Surprising about Red Sox AppleGate Wrist-Slap Fine

Come on, you didn’t really expect anything more than a fine, did you? When the Boston Red Sox were caught illegally stealing signs using their...

Nightengale: As Indians Stack Wins in Record Streak, a New Label Emerges

They have become America’s team, those lovable Cleveland Indians. They win 21 games in a row, the most by any team in American League history,...

Nightengale: ‘Moneyball’ Hero Captivated by Indians Win Streak

They wrote a best-selling book about his baseball team. They made a Hollywood movie about their winning streak. They made a celebrity out of him. Now, 15...

Nightengale: MLB Must Fix its September Baseball Problem

It is the most asinine rule in all of sports. It’s ruining the fairness of baseball’s playoff races, turning fans and viewing audiences away from...

Nightengale: Red Sox Stole Signs from Yankees, Others Using Apple Watch

One of baseball’s oldest rivalries is embroiled in a most 21st-century controversy, as Major League Baseball prepares to discipline the Boston Red Sox for...

Nightengale: Tigers Deal Verlander to Astros in Last-Minute Deadline Stunner

The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros pulled off a last-second blockbuster deal that sent former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander to the first-place...

Nightengale: Backlash over Astros/Rangers Flap is Misguided

The rain won’t stop, people are dying in Houston, and thousands more are missing in one of the largest natural disasters America has ever...

Nightengale: Would McGwire be in Hall of Fame if not for Admitting PED Use?

Mark McGwire plops down on a couch in the visiting clubhouse at Busch Stadium, his heart racing, his eyes reddening, talking about the decision...

Nightengale: MLB Union, Players at Odds over Wristbands

You will see names like Swaggy T, Lawnmower and Tommy Two Towel on the back of major league players’ uniforms throughout this weekend. Players will...

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