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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: Pitch Time Limit or Not, MLB-Union Hostilities Already on the Clock

Change makes us uncomfortable. Change makes us uneasy. Change puts us on edge about the future. Major League Baseball has been around since 1869, and for the...

Nightengale: Can Baseball Keep ‘Can’t-Miss’ Kids in the Game?

They are traveling in from everywhere, Brooklyn to Jackson Miss., to Lake Oswego, Ore., to Chicago. There will be 60 kids as young as 15 years...

Nightengale: Boras Speaks Winter Meetings Truth, ‘Much Easier to Have the Best Players’

It’s the most entertaining, amusing, loquacious press conference in all of baseball. It always occurs the last full day of baseball’s annual winter meetings, usually...

Nightengale: Cora, Boone Spice Up Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry

New Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora looked at the rumors on his phone late last week, went to bed, and prayed it wasn’t...

Nightengale: Angels Pull Off Stunner, Win Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes

We don’t even know him, but we’re mesmerized by him. We’ve never seen him play, but we’re fascinated by him. Come on, has there ever been...

Nightengale: Boone, New Yankees Manager, Won the Hearts of New York

He sat behind the microphone, posed in front of the cameras, answered questions in small groups, and by the time he finished, won the...

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...

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