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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: These Cubs Curl Up in the Warm Embrace of World Series Expectations

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It was dark and gloomy in Chicago, raining all day Wednesday, but it did nothing to dampen this sudden aura of invincibility in town. The...

Nightengale: Jon Lester Hopes to End Cubs’ 108-Year World Series ‘Curse’

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Jon Lester and his wife, sitting around the kitchen table recently, turned the conversation to the Chicago Cubs’ upcoming postseason, and Farrah had a...

Nightengale: MLB’s 2016 Award Winners

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It was the year of the comeback. The Boston Red Sox, who finished in last place in each of the last two seasons, are American...

Nightengale: Jose Fernandez, Embodiment of American Dream, Had Irrepressible Spirit

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Nobody wanted to play baseball Sunday. Nobody wanted to watch games, listen or even care. Really, all anyone wanted to do was mourn the death of...

Nightengale: Tim Tebow Hits Home Run as Normalcy Sets in at Mets Camp

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New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow, on his second day as a professional baseball player, was greeted Tuesday with a strange phenomenon. Normalcy. There wasn’t a...

Nightengale: Cubs Veteran Catcher David Ross Celebrates Division Title in Wrigleyville

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There were no hangovers, reddened eyes or hoarse throats. The Chicago Cubs didn’t bother to celebrate their first NL Central title since 2008 Thursday night. Since...

Nightengale: MLB Suspends Padres GM A.J. Preller for His Conduct in Trade

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Major League Baseball, delivering one of its harshest penalties against a club general manager in baseball history, suspended San Diego Padres general manager A.J....

Nightengale: Mets Know Reality as Tim Tebow Time Begins: Major Leagues Are But a...

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You believe it’s nothing more than a marketing gimmick, a public relations stunt, and then you hear Tim Tebow’s voice. You ask yourself why Tebow...

Nightengale: Rare Jackie Robinson Contracts Get National Tour, Deserve Permanent Home

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You try to hold it, but your hands are shaking. You try to see it, but your eyes are misty. It’s the original Jackie Robinson contracts,...

MLB Commissioner: Rose Still Banned

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All-time MLB hits king Pete Rose has been banned from baseball since 1989 for gambling. This is it for Pete Rose. His fate, after 26 years...
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