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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: Nationals Officially Wave the White Flag

By Bob Nightengale | The shameful, national embarrassment in Washington, D.C., mercifully is over. At least. Folks, we’re talking about the baseball team, here. The team was once...

Nightengale: Willie Mays Says Bonds Should be in Hall of Fame

By Bob Nightengale | It was Barry Bonds’ own Hall of Fame ceremony, surrounded by admiration, love and feted just as if he were standing behind...

Nightengale: San Francisco Opens Arms for Barry Bonds Again

By Bob Nightengale | This is Barry Bonds’ night at the Oscars. He is stepping back into the spotlight Saturday night at AT&T Park, where he will receive adulation and glorification...

Nightengale: Best Quotes from Cooperstown as Chipper Jones and Co. Get Inducted

By Bob Nightengale | The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes a huge six-man class on Sunday: Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman,...

Nightengale: Hall of Fame Inductee Morris Says ‘Thank God I Played in the Era...

By Bob Nightengale | Can you imagine Jack Morris, who once broke blood vessels by slamming the ball down so hard in his manager’s hand,...

Nightengale: As Game Changes, its Leaders Seek Peace Amid Growing Tension

By Bob Nightengale | Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players union executive director Tony Clark agreed Tuesday before the All-Star Game that they...

Nightengale: Ken Ravizza, a Titan in the Mental Side of Baseball, Dies at 70

By Bob Nightengale | He never put on a baseball uniform. He didn’t manage or coach. He never executed a trade. Yet, Ken Ravizza was one of the...

Nightengale: Harper Deserves All-Star Nod Despite Tough Season

By Bob Nightengale | The All-Star Game doesn’t really count for anything anymore. The experiment of playing for home-field advantage in the World Series is gone. The...

Nightengale: ‘Bobby Bonilla Day’ Agent Says ‘I’m Just Happy that He’s Happy’

By Bob Nightengale | Dennis Gilbert woke up Sunday morning at his Beverly Hills home, listened to the congratulatory message, and laughed. Yes, he remembered the...

Nightengale: MLB Baseball is Terrible Right Now

By Bob Nightengale | It’s a shame Eddie Gaedel isn’t with us anymore. This is his time to shine. You remember Gaedel. He was the 3-foot-7 slugger hired...

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