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MLB All-Star Game: Long Balls, Punchouts, and a Stink Bomb

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman ponders the All-Star Game’s home run barrage, strikeout barrage, and the stink bomb of punishing Brewers pitcher Josh Hader for seven-year-old thought crimes he’s since renounced. Complete Story

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Lesser Known Stars Take Derby Stage, and That’s Okay

Sports PhotoNo “star power?” No problem. SC’s Steve Brenna explains why fresh faces in the Home Run Derby is good for MLB. Complete Story

Are Strikeouts Killing Baseball?

Sports PhotoThe numbers don’t lie, strikeouts are up, and fan interest is down in Major League Baseball. Is the sport of baseball in danger? SC’s Scott Huntington investigates. Complete Story

MLB Grandpa Wants Cards For Granddaughters

Sports PhotoPatrick Freel, whose former MLB utilityman son Ryan committed suicide suffering CTE in 2012, is asking for and getting his son’s baseball cards to give to his grandchildren. Complete Story

Altuve in Midst of Historic Run

Sports PhotoSC’s Steve Brenna takes a look at how Houston’s Jose Altuve is placing his name alongside the best Major League Baseball offensive second basemen of all-time. Complete Story

The Mets’ Arson Squad Strikes Again

Sports PhotoThe NY Mets have enough trouble this season without their bullpen playing with matches, at the expense of the league’s best pitcher this year and otherwise. Complete Story

Sorry, the Supreme Court Doesn’t Help Rose

Sports PhotoMonday’s Supreme Court ruling allowing states to legalize sports betting doesn’t mean Pete Rose suddenly becomes reinstated to baseball or eligible for the Hall of Fame, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

This Blast Was For Mom

Sports PhotoA’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty took a few days off to mourn the loss of his ALS-stricken mother, then hit one out his first time up after returning, giving us a needed feel-good-all-things-considered story after Robinson Cano’s suspension for a banned substance, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Albert Pujols at 3,000

Sports PhotoOn the occasion of Albert Pujols’ 3,000th hit, resident St. Louis Cardinals fan Brad Oremland reflects on Pujols’ career, including his constant presence in the MVP conversation, his clockwork .300 seasons, his departure from St. Louis, and his slow march to 3,000 hits and 600 home runs. Complete Story

Injuries, Indifference, Self-Immolation Exile Harvey

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman examines the final fall from grace of the Mets’ one-time Dark Knight, who’s been designated for assignment with the intent of casting him out of New York — this time, for good. Complete Story

More MLB Commentary

05.04.18 Ground Zer-Os By Jeff Kallman
05.02.18 Everybody’s Trying to Be His Baby? By Jeff Kallman
05.01.18 This Game’s Fun. Okay? By Jeff Kallman
04.27.18 Ex-Yank Peterson on the Fritz with Alzheimer’s By Jeff Kallman
04.23.18 Sean Mano-no By Jeff Kallman
04.12.18 It’s Shohtime By Jeff Kallman
04.09.18 The Ageless, Mythological Ichiro By Steve Brenna
04.06.18 Bu(n)t … the Unwritten Rules! By Jeff Kallman
04.03.18 Second-Guessing, Early and Often By Jeff Kallman
03.30.18 Met Icon’s Death Sobers Opening Day By Jeff Kallman
03.19.18 More Than Money Disrupted MLB Market This Time By Jeff Kallman
03.05.18 Gabe Kapler and the Plan By Jeff Kallman
02.27.18 Jack Hamilton, RIP: The Headhunter Who Wasn’t By Jeff Kallman

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