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Sean Mano-no

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman was impressed by the way Sean Manaea of the Athletics no-hit the otherwise white-hot Red Sox Saturday. Complete Story

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It’s Shohtime

Sports PhotoFrom a shaky spring training, Angels’ import phenom Shohei Ohtani in the regular season has lived up to his billing and beyond … so far, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

The Ageless, Mythological Ichiro

Sports PhotoIn his 27th pro season in Major League Baseball, the ageless Ichiro Suzuki is still proving he is a once-in-a-generation athlete. Complete Story

Bu(n)t … the Unwritten Rules!

Sports PhotoThe Twins didn’t like the Orioles’ Chance Sisco bunting away from the over-shift in the ninth. Others thought Andrelton Simmons bunting with the third baseman playing deep in the fifth of a potential no-hitter was cheap. They’re all wrong. Complete Story

Second-Guessing, Early and Often

Sports PhotoThree managerial blunders over baseball’s opening weekend have the second-guessers in full practice and SC’s Jeff Kallman saying, “Not so fast…” Complete Story

Met Icon’s Death Sobers Opening Day

Sports PhotoOn an Opening Day when the season’s first pitch was hit into the seats, and a defending World Series champion hit his second Opening Day homer in two years, SC’s Jeff Kallman paused to remember Mets icon Rusty Staub, who died at 73 that morning. Complete Story

More Than Money Disrupted MLB Market This Time

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman looks beyond accusations of collusion and finds a few wrinkles in the MLB free agency market. Complete Story

Gabe Kapler and the Plan

Sports PhotoYou thought John McGraw practiced what he called (ahem) “scientific baseball?” SC’s Jeff Kallman says meet Gabe Kapler, the Philadelphia Phillies’ new manager who has a scientific plan of his own for the team. Complete Story

Jack Hamilton, RIP: The Headhunter Who Wasn’t

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Jack Hamilton, who died last week at 79, and whose errant fastball beaned Tony Conigliaro fatefully in 1967 — and earned Hamilton a very unfair reputation as a headhunter on the pitching mound. Complete Story

Brew Crew Poised to Take Next Steps in ‘18

Sports PhotoAfter a surprisingly strong 2017 season, Milwaukee made significant moves this offseason to take the next steps towards their first pennant since 1982. Can the Brew Crew make a serious postseason run? Complete Story

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