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On Rose’s Applying For Reinstatement

Sports PhotoHere we go again, says SC’s Jeff Kallman, now that Pete Rose has asked Commissioner Rob Manfred to consider his reinstatement to Major League Baseball. Complete Story

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Alex Johnson, RIP: The Fires Within

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers the first and still only Angel to win an AL batting title, who died at the end of February — talented, troubled, disillusioned, blowing up a shaky clubhouse, then earning a landmark arbitration ruling over emotional issues. Complete Story

The Frights of Spring

Sports PhotoCliff Lee down, Yu Darvish and Marcus Stroman out, Kung Fu Panda on why he wouldn’t go back to San Francisco — SC’s Jeff Kallman observes the first rounds of spring training in MLB 2015. Complete Story

How Much of a Bargain is James Shields?

Sports PhotoThe San Diego Padres signed James Shields for four years and around $75 million. SC’s Jeff Kallman says it’s a good deal if the Padres realize Big Game James doesn’t live here anymore — if he ever did. Complete Story

Selig’s Legacy, For Better and For Worse

Sports PhotoWhen Bud Selig was good, he was very good; when he was bad, he was terrible. SC’s Jeff Kallman offers a calm review of the now-former commissioner. Complete Story

Ernie Banks, RIP: Always a Beautiful Day

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Mr. Cub, the late Ernie Banks, who died at 83 on January 24 and who never stopped loving the game — or being loved by its fans. Complete Story

Nats Win More Than One Way With Scherzer

Sports PhotoMax Scherzer bet big on himself and won. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the Nats just might win bigger with the deal — above and beyond Scherzer’s own performance. Complete Story

MLB 2014: The Year in Review

Sports PhotoThe year opened with Alex Rodriguez staring baseball down, suing its government and its players’ union, then allowing both to crow, “the other guy just blinked.” Baseball did a lot of blinking during 2014. Complete Story

The Cubs Show Lester More Than the Money

Sports PhotoSix years, $155 million, and the Cubs land what some think is the key to their century-plus overdue return to the Promised Land. Complete Story

A Sad Stop Just Shy of Cooperstown

Sports PhotoAmong the Hall of Fame ballot newcomers, SC’s Jeff Kallman says Carlos Delgado was stopped short by slivers because of his hip, but Gary Sheffield has bigger problems. Complete Story

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