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Bob Nightengale


Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

'There was pain:' Brandon Hyde turned Orioles from a laughingstock to a juggernaut

When Brandon Hyde took over as O's manager in 2019, they were one of the worst teams in baseball. Five years later, they are the best team in the AL. → Read More

Nightengale's notebook: The best and worst of MLB's opening month

There are five months of the MLB regular season still to be played, but let’s pass out the early hardware for the month of April. → Read More

Trea Turner headed to NL champion Phillies with 11-year, $300 million deal

Turner becomes the fourth shortstop in baseball history to get a contract worth at least $300 million, reunites with former teammate Bryce Harper. → Read More

Justin Verlander joins New York Mets on big-money deal, rejoins ex-Tigers ace Max Scherzer

Three-time Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander leaves World Series champion Astros for a two-year, $86 million contract with the Mets. → Read More

Dan Shulman walks away from ESPN baseball, hopes to call a Blue Jays World Series for Canada

Dan Shulman will call college basketball games for ESPN but no longer baseball, deciding to stay exclusively doing Blue Jays for Canada's Sportsnet. → Read More

'Great for the game': MLB's hot stove has a very different vibe this winter

A year after MLB's lockout, the free agent and trade markets look more lively than the past few winters. → Read More

Scott Boras holds court at MLB GM Meetings, says 2022 free agency is 'carnivore's market'

Representing some of baseball's top free agents this winter, Scott Boras did his shtick as the market starts to heat up. → Read More

Dusty Baker finally wins elusive World Series ring after 25 years as a manager

Dusty Baker, who had won more games (2,093) than any manger without a World Series title, has his ring. → Read More

'This is unbelievable:' Astros manager Dusty Baker erases decades of doubt, heartbreak with a World Series title

After winning Game 6 of the World Series, Astros' Dusty Baker reflected on his 25-year journey as a manager, and can finally say he's a champion. → Read More

'It’s crazy, isn’t it': Game-saving catch, magical moments have Astros one win away from World Series title

The Astros are headed back to Houston this weekend needing just one win to cement their place in baseball history. → Read More

Phillies put on power display from the outset vs. Astros to win World Series Game 3

The Phillies, who are undefeated at home this postseason, put on a power show at the outset, and never relented on their way to a 7-0 win. → Read More

Bizarre World Series opener ends with Philadelphia Phillies stunning Houston Astros

Justin Verlander's World Series struggles continued as the Astros blew a 5-0 lead, losing Game 1 in extra innings to the Phillies. → Read More

With no Black players in World Series, ex-Reds manager Dusty Baker 'ashamed of the game'

Former Reds manager Dusty Baker, 73, would become the oldest manager to ever win the World Series if his Astros can beat the Phillies. → Read More

After being fired in Boston, Phillies' Dave Dombrowski went and built another World Series team

Dombrowski, who emphatically turned down the job to be the president of baseball operations 22 months ago, has led Philadelphia to the World Series. → Read More

'Pure chaos': Bryce Harper becomes legend, lifting Philadelphia Phillies back to World Series

The two-time MVP hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning that propelled the Phillies to their first NL pennant since 2009. → Read More

Bryce Harper's stunning homer sends Phillies to first World Series since 2009, NLCS win over Padres

The reigning NL MVP hit a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Phillies a 4-3 win over the Padres → Read More

Phillies bash Padres in wild Game 4 to move to brink of World Series

Philadelphia hit four home runs in the win, overcoming a 4-0 deficit before they even came to bat against San Diego. → Read More

Jean Segura's clutch hit lifts Phillies over Padres in pivotal NLCS Game 3

Kyle Schwarber hit a leadoff homer in the first inning and Jean Segura's two-run single led the Phillies over the Padres in Game 3. → Read More

San Diego Padres win NLCS Game 2 to even up series vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The San Diego Padres stunned the Philadelphia Phillies in NLCS Game 2, scoring eight unanswered runs in a victory that evened up the playoff series. → Read More

Phillies win Game 1 of NLCS over Padres behind Kyle Schwarber's monster home run

Zack Wheeler tossed seven scoreless innings and allowed one hit in the Phillies' 2-0 win over the Padres in Game 1 of the NLCS. → Read More