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Jack Morris, Hall of Famer at Last, But…

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says greatness isn’t always Hall of Fame-level greatness, and Jack Morris — whom the Modern Era Committee elected with the worthier Alan Trammell — is a classic example. Complete Story

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Stanton, Yankees Make a Pigeon Out of Jeter

Sports PhotoDerek Jeter is in over his head as the Marlins’ new owner. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the handling and consummation of the Giancarlo Stanton trade is Exhibit B. Complete Story

HOF Voting: Did Morgan Flunk His Chemistry Test?

Sports PhotoJoe Morgan wants the Hall of Fame to reject those who used actual or alleged performance-enhancing substances during their careers. SC’s Jeff Kallman would urge the Hall of Fame second baseman to be very careful what he wishes for… Complete Story

HOF Ballot: The Rest of the Newcomers

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman looks at the likely one-and-done HOF newcomers, some of whom deserved better than their careers gave them, particularly two pitchers who could have been listed among the heartbreakers. Complete Story

HOF Ballot: Heartbreakers Among the Newcomers

Sports PhotoAmong the newcomers to the Hall of Fame ballot are a lot of players you once thought would get to Cooperstown, but won’t, some of them sadly, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Why Jim Thome Should Be a First-Ballot Hall of Famer

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman believes slugger Jim Thome’s prowess as a run producer makes him a first-ballot Hall of Famer, too. Complete Story

Mr. Chips in the Cooperstown Chips

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says Chipper Jones — one of the three greatest switch hitters in baseball history — is a no-questions-asked, first-ballot Hall of Famer and probably his generation’s near-equal to Mickey Mantle. Complete Story

Bobby Doerr, RIP: The Last of “The Teammates”

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman pays tribute to the Hall of Fame second baseman and last of the Red Sox quartet portrayed lyrically in David Halberstam’s “The Teammates.” Complete Story

Roy Halladay, RIP: A Fatal Dream

Sports PhotoThe only man in baseball history to pitch a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter in the same year also had a lifelong passion for flying, being the son of a corporate pilot — and died doing it. SC’s Jeff Kallman says a too-early farewell to Roy Halladay. Complete Story

No Apology Necessary. Really.

Sports PhotoWhen a TMZ reporter met him in southern California last weekend, Yu Darvish apologized for Game 7. SC’s Jeff Kallman thinks Darvish and all known or accused baseball “goats” did nothing to apologize for — because, like it or not, you can’t repeal the law that says somebody has to lose. Complete Story

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