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Essentially, Sandberg Fired the Phillies

Sports PhotoRyne Sandberg stunned baseball by resigning last Friday … but SC’s Jeff Kallman thinks the Hall of Fame second baseman-turned-skipper really fired a team that quit on him top to bottom. Complete Story

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Closing the (Note)Book on Rose at Last?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says unearthed notebook entries recording Pete Rose’s bets on baseball while he was still a player all but seal Charlie Hustler’s fate once and for all. Complete Story

All-Star Vote Broken? Here’s a Repair

Sports PhotoSince SC’s Jeff Kallman shot his big yap off about the Kansas City Royal stuff, he figures the least he could do is propose a fix — er, repair, to the voting system. Complete Story

Cardinal Sinners? Royal Stuffers?

Sports PhotoWith the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office accused of hacking the Houston Astros’ database and KC Royals fans accused of stuffing the All-Star Game’s online ballot, SC’s Jeff Kallman wonders just what the Show Me State is showing this season. Complete Story

So, What’s in a Retired Number?

Sports PhotoThe New York Yankees retired Bernie Williams’ No. 51 last weekend. This prompted SC’s Jeff Kallman to wonder if the Yankees and other baseball teams take the practice too far — or not far enough. Complete Story

The Sounds of Silence in Camden Yards

Sports PhotoThanks to the Baltimore riots, we got to see what happened when somebody played a baseball game and nobody came. Complete Story

A Wild Weekend in Kansas City

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman still can’t believe how questionably the Kansas City Royals went to war with the Oakland A’s over one questionable late Friday takeout slide. Complete Story

Joe West Has Game, Unfortunately

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman had better things to think about on Major League Baseball’s Opening Days I and II than Joe West, who ended Twins vs. Tigers with a blown strike call, and that Torii Hunter will likely be fined — wrongly — for his post-game blast. Complete Story

On Rose’s Applying For Reinstatement

Sports PhotoHere we go again, says SC’s Jeff Kallman, now that Pete Rose has asked Commissioner Rob Manfred to consider his reinstatement to Major League Baseball. Complete Story

Alex Johnson, RIP: The Fires Within

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers the first and still only Angel to win an AL batting title, who died at the end of February — talented, troubled, disillusioned, blowing up a shaky clubhouse, then earning a landmark arbitration ruling over emotional issues. Complete Story

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