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Bob Nightengale

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Recent articles by Bob:

Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! Celebrating the legendary contract that keeps on giving

Every July 1 from 2011-2035, the New York Mets dole out $1.19 million to Bobby Bonilla, who hasn't played for them since 1999. → Read More

Nightengale Notebook: Juneteenth brings renewed call to put trailblazer Curt Flood in Cooperstown

Widow of former Cardinals star, actress Judy Pace Flood, says Civil Rights movement gave him strength to push forward in landmark free agency case. → Read More

Nolan Ryan is surprised fans still talk about that Robin Ventura fight: ‘It’s amazing’

“I’m just amazed that of all of the things that happened in my career,” Ryan said, “I’m still known for that.” → Read More

Nolan Ryan is surprised fans still talk about that Robin Ventura fight: 'It's amazing'

Nolan Ryan, whose documentary "Facing Nolan" comes to theaters for a one-day showing on May 24, says fans still ask about his fight vs. Robin Ventura. → Read More

Walker Buehler throws MLB's first complete game, shutout of 2022: 'I'm not coming out of this game!'

Twelve days after Clayton Kershaw was removed in a perfect game through seven, Walker Buehler lasted nine innings, giving up three hits, in a shutout. → Read More

Nightengale's Notebook: Justin Verlander focused on Astros title after nearly leaving in offseason

After missing nearly two seasons, Justin Verlander, 39, is back with Astros and looking sharp to start the season. How long will he pitch? → Read More

Jackie Robinson's son delivers powerful message to Dodgers on 75th anniversary of his father breaking MLB's color barrier

Jackie Robinson's son David delivered a powerful message to Los Angeles Dodgers players on 75th anniversary of his father breaking the color barrier. → Read More

'Best spring I ever had': Roommates Dusty, Darren Baker shared an unforgettable month – in different uniforms

The Astros manager spent spring training living with and working at the same place as his son Darren, a Washington Nationals prospect. → Read More

MLB rules changes: Ghost runner, ‘Shohei Ohtani Rule’ among changes expected for 2022 season

Owners will vote next week on proposals for the 2022 season. → Read More

MLB's lockout is mercifully over. Where do we go from here?

Now that MLB and the players union labor war is over, buckle up for a frantic, crazy, chaotic and turbulent month before Opening Day. → Read More

MLB threatens to cancel more games if labor deal isn’t reached on Tuesday

If the two sides don’t reach an agreement by Tuesday evening, the deadline likely would be extended by a day if significant progress is made during their talks. → Read More

Nightengale's Notebook: Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes is poster boy for MLB labor fight

Corbin Burnes earning little more than the MLB minimum in 2021 is an example of why the players union is battling so vigorously in labor negotiations. → Read More

MLB could cancel another week of games soon as labor talks produce little progress Sunday

The players union gave MLB the right to implement rule changes with a 45-day notice instead of a full year, but sizable economic differences remain. → Read More

MLB lockout: Players reject offer before owners' self-imposed 5 p.m. deadline

The major differences between the two sides are on the luxury tax, bonus pool and minimum salary. → Read More

MLB cancels first week of spring training games; daily negotiations to begin Monday

MLB said it will begin daily negotiating sessions Monday with players association in hopes of reaching deal to avoid delaying start of regular season. → Read More

MLB lockout updates: Spring training likely to be delayed as negotiations go nowhere

Tuesday's MLB meeting was only the fourth negotiating session since Dec. 1 before the lockout was imposed. → Read More

MLB lockout is on after collective bargaining agreement expires, owners agree to freeze out players

MLB and union officials met multiple times this week, but as expected, little progress was made, and owners voted to lock out players. → Read More

MLB lockout: No more negotiations scheduled ahead of Wednesday night CBA expiration

Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday night with a lockout likely to follow. → Read More

Hall of Famers Johnny Bench and Mike Schmidt among baseball greats to announce 2021 season awards

The annual Baseball Writers' Association of America awards will be announced this week, and MLB greats will be virtually presenting the awards. → Read More

MLB general managers not yet concerned about potential labor stoppage delaying 2022 season

An ominous cloud hangs overhead at the Major League Baseball general managers' meetings in sunny Southern California ... the potential for a lockout. → Read More