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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: MLB Crackdown on Pitchers and Illegal Foreign Substances Starts Next Week

By Bob Nightengale | Major League Baseball, tired of pitchers blatantly cheating, will inform teams as early as Tuesday that every pitcher appearing in...

Diamondbacks’ Matt Peacock Went from the Sawmill to the History Books

By Bob Nightengale | Paw Paw and his RV, traveling 4 ½ days and 1,700 miles from Mobile, Alabama, will be proudly sitting at...

Nightengale: Dodgers Sit Atop MLB Payroll Mountain in 2021

By Bob Nightengale | The best team in all of baseball happens to be the richest too, with the Los Angeles Dodgers refusing to...

Nightengale: Players Union Rejects MLB Proposal to Delay 2021 Season by a Month

By Bob Nightengale | Major League Baseball and the players union took another ugly step in their contentious relationship Monday night when the union formally...

Nightengale: Families of Negro Leaguers Rejoice in MLB’s Decision to Recognize League

By Bob Nightengale | The families didn’t need to hear the news to legitimize their late fathers and grandfathers. They never thought it was necessary...

Nightengale: Renaming Baseball MVP Awards After Josh Gibson is Right Thing to Do

By Bob Nightengale | They are the most prestigious individual honors in baseball, but for the first time since 1944, the American League and National...

Dodgers Defeat Rays to Win First World Series Title Since 1988

By Bob Nightengale | The Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team in baseball all season, and Tuesday night, walked away with the ultimate...

Nightengale: Without Minor Leagues, Independents Become ‘Life-Savers’

By Bob Nightengale | They were planning to start driving for Uber and Lyft. They were going to work at their local grocery stores. They were...

Nightengale: Giolito Wrote Baseball’s 2020 Hollywood Script with Season’s First No-Hitter

By Bob Nightengale | Chicago White Sox starter Lucas Giolito, who comes from a movie family, just wrote one of baseball’s finest Hollywood scripts, pitching...

Nightengale: MLB Gets Serious with Covid-19 Protocols After Team Outbreaks

By Bob Nightengale | Major League Baseball, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreaks on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, sent severe,...
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