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Dallas Green, RIP: Toughness to Tragedy

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Dallas Green, “the toughest SOB you’ll ever play for,” who was brought to his knees when his little granddaughter was killed in the 2011 attack that wounded an Arizona Congresswoman. Complete Story

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New Book Reviews Catfish Hunter’s Free Agency

Sports Photo“Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic” reviews the 1970s Oakland Athletics and the chicaneries that led to Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter’s groundbreaking, pre-Messersmith free agency, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Let’s Negotiate Sensibly About Baseball’s Game Pace

Sports PhotoBaseball commissioner Rob Manfred tells the players’ union, “Talk, or else!” about pace-of-game changes to come. SC’s Jeff Kallman says, “Talk, period,” and consider all angles of all prospective changes. Complete Story

Shorten Games? Cut Warmup Pitches

Sports PhotoNo, SC’s Jeff Kallman isn’t crazy, but he does think it might be better to eliminate the eight warmups on the mound before a reliever goes to work — better for the pitchers and better for the game pace. Complete Story

The ‘66 Shots That Changed Baseball

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman revisits the spring 1966 joint contract holdout of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, and the same spring’s advent of Marvin Miller with the Players’ Association, two acts that began changing the game forever … and for the better. Complete Story

Yordano Ventura, RIP: Maturity Robbed

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says goodbye to the talented, but too often temperamental Royals pitcher who tragically died this past weekend at the age of 25. Complete Story

MLB 2016: RIP…

Sports PhotoFrom Monte Irvin to Ralph Branca, SC’s Jeff Kallman says final goodbyes to those whom Major League Baseball lost in 2016. Complete Story

MLB 2016: The Most Unheard-of Things

Sports PhotoWith 2016 coming to a close, SC’s Jeff Kallman takes his annual look back at the (surrealistic?) year that was in baseball. Complete Story

This Bud’s Not For You…

Sports Photo… but thanks to the Today’s Game Committee, the former commissioner who almost broke baseball in half on behalf of saving it is going into the Hall of Fame. Complete Story

Ralph Branca, RIP: Dignity in Infamous Defeat

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman pays tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, victim of the Shot Heard ‘Round the World pennant-winning home run, who died last Wednesday morning and never the home run taint him, even when he learned the fabled Giants’ comeback and win may have been tainted. Complete Story

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10.24.16 Cub Pennant, Code Blue World Series By Jeff Kallman
10.20.16 Indians Reach World Series on Merritt By Jeff Kallman
10.19.16 Bloody Hell — For Jays, Not Indians By Jeff Kallman
10.12.16 “Let Me Wear This Uniform One More Day!” By Jeff Kallman
10.11.16 Jays Sweep Rangers, Odorous Karma? By Jeff Kallman
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