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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: Baseball’s Hall of Fame Opens Doors to DH’s, Closers for the Future

By Bob Nightengale | The door into Cooperstown swung wide open Sunday for designated hitter Harold Baines and closer Lee Smith when they were elected into...

Nightengale: MLB Grants Players More Shoe Freedom

By Bob Nightengale | Baseball’s shoe police can go home. Major League Baseball and its owners approved an amendment to the basic agreement that finally loosens...

Nightengale: Harper Turned Down $300 Million Offer from Nationals

By Bob Nightengale | The Washington Nationals’ contract offer to All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper was for 10-year, $300 million that he rejected five weeks ago,...

Nightengale: Mets Make Strangest GM Hire in Baseball History

By Bob Nightengale | Brodie Van Wagenen looked fabulous on the dais Tuesday with his designer suit and blue-and-orange tie, flaunted his brilliant speaking skills,...

Nightengale: Red Sox are Kings of this Century, Winning Four Titles in 15 Years

By Bob Nightengale | They ran around Dodger Stadium in euphoria Sunday evening, jumping into one another’s arms, screaming at the top of their lungs, hugging...

Nightengale: Price, Once Despised in Boston, now Beloved After World Series Performance

By Bob Nightengale | David Price sat in front of his locker Wednesday evening, his back turned to the clubhouse, playing with Xavier, his 17-month-old...

Nightengale: In World Series, Dodgers Manager Returns to Boston as a Hero

By Bob Nightengale | One man forever changed a franchise’s legacy, and the other helped soothe a country’s pain. Together, Dave Roberts and Alex Cora, two...

Nightengale: Look Out Dodgers, Brewers — the Red Sox Look Unstoppable

By Bob Nightengale | Maybe the Boston Red Sox really are who they thought they were. The team that won a franchise-record 108 games during the regular season, swatted away the 100-win New...

Nightengale: Will Controversial Call Cost Astros a Trip to World Series?

By Bob Nightengale | He won’t hide in anonymity like Steve Bartman, or be famous like Jeffrey Maier, but Troy Caldwell certainly will be forever...

Nightengale: Snitker has Young Braves Poised for Return to Glory Years

By Bob Nightengale | Brian Snitker stood off to the side of the Atlanta Braves dugout, not wanting to get in the way. He watched his...

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