Bob Nightengale, Enquirer

Bob Nightengale

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past:
  • The Courier-Journal
  • News-Leader
  • North Jersey News
  • The News-Star
  • Statesman Journal
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • delawareonline
  • St. Cloud Times
  • ksdk.com
  • KGW News
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Recent articles by Bob:

MLB lifers decry the state of the modern baseball: 'Unwatchable'

There’s more information available in baseball now, but critics say it has sucked the heart out of game. MLB lifers like Goose Gossage can't watch. → Read More

Opinion: Here's how the MLB playoff races will shake out

With about six weeks until the postseason begins, most of baseball's races are still up for grabs. → Read More

'We’re guilty of it ourselves': MLB players can't tune out trade deadline rumors

As baseball's July 31 trade deadline approaches, players can't help but listen to the rumors. → Read More

MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: 'We're all united'

MLB players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game made it quite clear this week that they want changes, big-time changes, in the next CBA. → Read More

MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: 'We're all united'

MLB players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game made it quite clear this week that they want changes, big-time changes, in the next CBA. → Read More

Opinion: Finally, an MLB All-Star Game that reminds us of what baseball once looked like

MLB All-Star Game in Clevelend turned out to be a perfect match. → Read More

Opinion: Major League Baseball is at a crossroads. What does it want to become?

Baseball is at a crossroads. Juiced balls, intentional or not, is among the litany of anxieties that are troubling the players and the union. → Read More

As Indians' past and present collide at All-Star Game, will they make the same mistake with Francisco Lindor?

Cleveland's All-Star game is a welcome home for Michael Brantley and CC Sabathia, but Francisco Lindor's upcoming free agency is a tricky topic. → Read More

MLB's steroid question: David Segui wonders why players still are demonized for PEDs

MLB still says it's illegal, but don't ask ex-player David Segui, who remains an advocate for steroids and tells USA TODAY he still uses testosterone. → Read More

Opinion: Decades later, we're wondering about steroids in baseball – again

Here we are two decades later, with MLB having one of the most extensive drug-testing programs, and we’re left wondering if history is repeating itself. → Read More

'You can't help but wonder': As home runs fly at a record pace, MLB's doping question is back

Juiced baseballs are cited as the reason for home runs being hit at a record pace, but what if PED use is also to blame? "You can't help but wonder." → Read More

After years as a pariah, Alex Rodriguez has become MLB's most popular resource

Suspended for the entire 2014 season and maligned across America, Rodriguez has found new life in the years since his final game. → Read More

Overlooked in free agency, DJ LeMahieu has been a godsend for the Yankees – and perhaps the AL MVP

Despite a batting title and three Gold Gloves in Colorado, DJ LeMahieu didn't draw much interest this winter. Now, he's making a run at an MVP award. → Read More

Opinion: The games were ridiculous, but MLB's London Series was a huge success

The Yankees and Red Sox combined for 50 runs in the two-game set at London Stadium, the first MLB games ever played in Europe. → Read More

30 runs and 16 pitchers: Yankees-Red Sox slugfest was an insane London introduction for MLB

The Yankees had a 17-6 lead at one point, but the Red Sox put a scare into them in a game that finished 17-13 → Read More

MLB London Series: With hitter-friendly dimensions, expect to see plenty of home runs from Red Sox and Yankees

It's only 385 feet to center field at London Stadium for this weekend's series between the Yankees and Red Sox. → Read More

Here comes the Yankees and Red Sox, but for now, London doesn’t seem to notice

London is hosting Major League Baseball's first game in Europe this weekend between the Yankees and Red Sox. Have the locals noticed? → Read More

As Albert Pujols shines in St. Louis return, you can't help but wonder: What if he never left?

"We learned it's sure hard to replace a man like that," Adam Wainwright said, pondering what might have been if Albert Pujols had stayed in St. Louis. → Read More

The perfect player: Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis a time for celebration

Albert Pujols, who led the Cardinals to two World Series titles, returns to St. Louis for the first time since signing a $240 million deal in 2011. → Read More

Top college baseball coaches make major-league money; at least nine at $1 million or more

College World Series baseball coaches lead a group of nine making $1 million or more. At least 11 MLB managers are making $1 million or less. → Read More