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One Ranger, One Riot

Sports PhotoEnough people — including the instigator — got the wrong messages from the Texas Rangers/Toronto Blue Jays brawl a week ago, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

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Milt Pappas, RIP: Infamy, Tragedy, and Beyond

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Milt Pappas, the right-hander who was more — some good, some foolish, some tragic — than just the guy sent for Frank Robinson in one of baseball’s most infamous trades. Complete Story

A Three-Man Rotation For Baseball

Sports PhotoIn one of the crazier ideas you’ll read, SC’s Brad Oremland explains why Major League Baseball teams should switch from a five-man rotation to a three-man rotation, getting more out of their top pitchers while increasing efficiency. Just hear it out. Complete Story

Pirates Open in Style Against Ailing Cards

Sports PhotoA pitcher drove in the season’s first run, the Pirates persevered against an ailing Cardinals offense, and Francisco Liriano tied an Opening Day team strikeout record. Season on, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Joe Garagiola, RIP: An Erudite Everyman

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Joe Garagiola — who made it necessary for the Yankees to sign his boyhood pal Yogi Berra, before Garagiola became a journeyman catcher and broadcasting legend. Complete Story

“This Game’s Supposed to Be Fun!”

Sports PhotoBryce Harper wants baseball to lighten up. Goose Gossage is distinctly unamused. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the Bryce is right. Complete Story

Three PED Strikes, Out For Mejia

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman wonders whether the oft-injured Mets reliever turned to actual or alleged PEDs for the same reason several past players did — injury paranoia. Complete Story

The DH in the NL? No. But Just Suppose…

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman joins in the fun in speculating who’d get the jobs if — big if, for now — the National League adopts the designated hitter at long last. Complete Story

MLB 2015: It Got Late Early Out There

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman looks at baseball the year 2015, including the triumph of the Kansas City Royals and the losses of icons Ernie Banks, Minnie Minoso, and Yogi Berra. Complete Story

Swinging Strike Three For Charlie Hustler

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says Pete Rose swung on and missed big and bad in his third and likely final try for reinstatement into MLB. Complete Story

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