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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: World Baseball Classic is Here to Stay – and Can be Better Next...

The World Baseball Classic did not necessarily need Team USA to win the championship to guarantee future success, but let’s face it: The players'...

Nightengale: Team USA Finds Itself in Winning World Baseball Classic

They stormed the mound Wednesday night, streaming in from the dugout and bullpen, hugging one another tightly, blinking back tears. They hoisted the decorative bald...

Puerto Rico Tops Netherlands in 11 Innings, Reaches World Baseball Classic Final

Breaking down Monday’s semifinal game of the World Baseball Classic between Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Puerto Rico 4, Netherlands 3, 11 innings The game: Puerto Rico,...

Nightengale: Why USA’s World Baseball Classic Win over Dominican Republic is its Best Ever

They were chastised for not showing enough flair, ridiculed for being underachievers, and slammed for not having their greatest stars play for them. No matter,...

Nightengale: Puerto Rico Upsets Dominican Republic in WBC and has Blast Doing So

Puerto Rico wasn't trying to show anyone up, they kept insisting. They weren't trying to embarrass anyone, particularly not against a team with so much...

Nightengale: World Baseball Classic, Despite Imperfection, Looks Here to Stay

It is nearly 4 in the morning, and the streets are still alive in downtown Miami and South Beach, in the aftermath of the...

Willie Randolph Proud to Honor Jackie Robinson’s 42 at WBC

It was a rare and almost startling sight Tuesday morning at Team USA’s workout, as they began preparation for the World Baseball Classic. There was uniform...

Nightengale: In Final Stand, Leyland Hopes to Lead USA to World Baseball Classic Title

Jim Leyland has worn four major league managerial uniforms, and dozens in the minors, but never one with USA on the front. Leyland, 72, glanced...

Nightengale: Gagne, Dempster are Canada’s World Baseball Classic Golden Oldies

Eric Gagne gave up his movie career, along with his trademark goggles, for the opportunity to pitch for his country and perhaps launch one...

Nightengale: ‘At 24, Bryce Harper Won’t Fixate on Future: ‘I Want to Live for...

Bryce Harper might be one of the greatest young talents in baseball, a four-time All-Star outfielder for the Washington Nationals, but he can’t bring...

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