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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: Price Took Fall for Reds, a Franchise Stuck in Reverse

By Bob Nightengale | It was nine years ago when Bryan Price received adulation and respect throughout the baseball industry, abruptly resigning as pitching coach...

Nightengale: New MLB Rules have Drastic Effect on Mound Talk

By Bob Nightengale | The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees averaged 3 hours, 23 minutes a game during their first three-game series in...

Nightengale: Will Growth of MLB’s Black Population Continue?

By Bob Nightengale | It’s certainly not worth celebrating, but Major League Baseball has at least made back the loss of African American players that...

Nightengale: MLB Players Say Boston is ‘the Roughest’

By Bob Nightengale | It’s a charming town, filled with rich colonial history, the intellectual might of Harvard, MIT and Tufts, and the home of a...

Nightengale: Why Major League Baseball is ‘90% Mental’ Now More Than Ever

By Bob Nightengale | They’re the ones nobody ever sees. They’re not introduced in the opening-day pageantry. They don’t wear uniforms. They don’t have lockers in...

Nightengale: A-Rod’s Image Makeover the ‘Greatest Rehab Ever’

By Bob Nightengale | Alex Rodriguez played his final baseball game in 2016. In retirement, he’s raised a significant question: Has any athlete’s image ever...

Nightengale: Modest Raises, Leaner Future for MLB Salaries

By Bob Nightengale | The free-agent market was a dud this winter, leaving Major League Baseball players and their agents seething. Ultimately, baseball's average salary compared...

Nightengale: Shohei Ohtani, Angels Undaunted by Rocky Spring

By Bob Nightengale | The dozens of reporters who stake out the Los Angeles Angels’ parking lot each morning, awaiting Shohei Ohtani’s arrival, staring at him while...

Nightengale: Why Tim Lincecum Can’t Give Up Baseball

Tim Lincecum climbs into his black Porsche Turbo 911 this early afternoon, pulls out of the Texas Rangers’ parking lot, drives past the security...

Nightengale: Ichiro Rekindles Love Affair with Mariners

Ichiro Suzuki may no longer be the same star who established his Hall of Fame career in Seattle, having teammates now who aren’t much...

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