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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: Japan’s ‘Babe Ruth’ has MLB Teams Dreaming Big

He’s here, but he’s not here. You can visualize him, but you can’t see him. Shohei Ohtani, 23, the most fascinating man in baseball, is 7,000 miles away...

Nightengale: Roy Halladay was a Genuine Ace who Symbolized Competitiveness

San Diego Padres scout Chris Bourjos was home in Arizona when his son frantically telephoned him Tuesday afternoon, and when he hung up, he...

Nightengale: With World Series Over, Jockeying for 2018 has Begun

The Houston Astros gathered Thursday morning in the lobby of their downtown Los Angeles hotel, still weary and hung over, but still animatedly talking...

Nightengale: Astros Complete Stunning Rise to Win World Series

George Springer, standing in the middle of the raucous Houston Astros clubhouse Wednesday night, completely drenched in beer and champagne, his shoes covered in...

Nightengale: World Series this Epic Deserves a Game 7

Third baseman Justin Turner looked up at the TVs in the boisterous Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse Tuesday night, stared at the news station, and interrupted his own impromptu press conference. “Look...

Nightengale: Verlander Could Have Been a Dodger, May Win World Series with Astros

It was three months ago when Justin Verlander was informed by his Detroit Tigers’ bosses that he likely would be traded, and considering he...

Nightengale: With Joe Girardi Out, Yankees Take a Foolish Risk

The news was stunning, staggering, mystifying. Joe Girardi, who had his finest year in his managerial career, leading a young New York Yankees to within...

Nightengale: Teams Hit Eight Homers in World Series Game 2, are the Balls Juiced?

Most of the Houston Astros had already left for the night, but there was Marwin Gonzalez, still in his uniform sitting in front of...

Nightengale: Data-Driven World Series Clubs Find Room for Human Element

Game 1 of the World Series will be played at Dodger Stadium, but considering the assembled brain power that could give NASA a run...

Nightengale: Dodgers and New Hero Hernandez Bash Into World Series

The game had been over for nearly 90 minutes Thursday evening, and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Enrique Hernandez found himself walking around in a...

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