Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY

Bob Nightengale

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Recent articles by Bob:

'We’re going to miss him dearly:' Tommy Lasorda's presence felt as Los Angeles Dodgers continue hot start

The Dodgers honored Tommy Lasorda on Saturday and made sure he was pounding his chest with pride from high above with a 9-5 win against the Nationals. → Read More

Joe Musgrove, the kid who grew up a Padres fan, gives San Diego its first no-hitter

It only took 52 years and 8,206 games, but the San Diego Padres have their first no-hitter, thanks to a pitcher who grew up a fan, Joe Musgrove. → Read More

2021 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Denver's Coors Field after event pulled out of Atlanta

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, will be the new host for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game after the Midsummer Classic was moved out of Atlanta. → Read More

Cody Bellinger's home run became an RBI single in Dodgers' bizarre blunder

Justin Turner robbed teammate Cody Bellinger of a home run on opening day as part of a blunder that cost the Dodgers a run. → Read More

Major League Baseball relaxing COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated players, staff

Teams with 85% of players and staff can travel with their families, go to restaurants and no longer have to wear a mask on the bench. → Read More

Reno Aces opening day pushed to May; MLB to start season with alternate site camps

The Triple-A season was originally scheduled to begin April 6, but MLB plans to push it back to allow alternate sites to start the year. → Read More

Opinion: Trevor Bauer happy with Dodgers, and Mets happy without Bauer

New Dodgers ace Trevor Bauer makes his debut on the same day Mets chief Sandy Alderson questions whether they are better off having not signed him. → Read More

Ken Griffey Jr. wants to help diversify Major League Baseball, get the sport 'back where it belongs'

Ken Griffey Jr., one of the greatest baseball players ever, is helping Major League Baseball try to diversify the sport. Is it an impossible mission? → Read More

Nightengale: Nolan Arenado trade is a steal for St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals finally heard the proposal that was simply too good to ignore for Nolan Arenado. Now they have one of the best third basemen in the game. → Read More

Players union expected to reject MLB’s proposal to delay start 2021 season

The Players Association is expected to reject MLB’s proposal to delay the season by a month. MLB officially proposed a 154-game season late Friday → Read More

Nobody voted into Baseball Hall of Fame: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling have one more year

No player was voted in the first time since 2013, but the drama is already evident for next year's voting. → Read More

Phillies bringing back J.T. Realmuto on five-year, $115.5 million deal

Realmuto spent the past two years with the Phillies and was one of the most sought-after free agents on the market. → Read More

Phillies bringing back J.T. Realmuto on five-year, $115.5 million deal

Realmuto spent the past two years with the Phillies and was one of the most sought-after free agents on the market. → Read More

Phillies bringing back J.T. Realmuto on five-year, $115.5 million deal

Realmuto spent the past two years with the Phillies and was one of the most sought-after free agents on the market. → Read More

Mets offer Reds' NL Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer near-record average annual contract

The Mets made a formal offer to Trevor Bauer that would make him baseball’s highest-paid pitcher on annual average salary. → Read More

Commentary: Why I voted for LaTroy Hawkins on my Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Hawkins epitomizes the character clause for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America: "Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character and contribution to the team(s) on which the player played." → Read More

Opinion: I'll never forget my afternoon with Hank Aaron, a true American hero

Hank Aaron, one of baseball's all-time greats and an even better person off the field, died at the age of 86 on Friday. → Read More

Hall of Fame debate: Roger Clemens' dominance tarnished by PED allegations

If this were just about numbers, Roger Clemens would have been inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame eight years ago. Instead, PED ties taint legacy. → Read More

Rob Manfred: MLB teams should plan for spring training to start on time, full 162-game season to be played

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred informed clubs they should be preparing for spring training to start on time and to plan for a full 162-game season. → Read More

Detroit Tigers won't have to face Indians' star Francisco Lindor anymore after Mets trade

The New York Mets have agreed in principal on a trade to acquire All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland. → Read More