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Hinch May Get a Second Chance in Detroit

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the Detroit Tigers might interview A.J. Hinch as their next manager after his Astrogate suspension ends when the World Series does. Complete Story

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Pending End of the Mets’ Reign of Error

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says new owner Steve Cohen has a big enough New York Mess to clean up after the Wilpons’ tenure. Complete Story

The MLB Postseason as “Tolerable Weirdness”

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says it’s not a brilliant idea that baseball’s strange-enough pandemic postseason-to-be might have room for a team or two with a losing record playing for the game’s championship. Complete Story

Tom Seaver, RIP: Gravitas

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman — who grew up watching the greatest Met pitch — remembers The Franchise as a man as well as a Hall of Fame pitcher, who recently passed. Complete Story

The Boom Stick Staking His Claim For Cooperstown

Sports PhotoAge doesn’t appear to be a factor for the Twins’ Nelson Cruz, who continues to be one of baseball’s top sluggers at age 40. SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look at Nelly’s remarkable run through his thirties, and where he stacks up against the greats. Complete Story

A-Rod Blows a Shot at Owning the Mets

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says Alex Rodriguez and his paramour Jennifer Lopez learned the hard way that seeking a cheater’s advice on running a baseball team is like hiring John Dillinger for bank security — and thus lost J-Rod’s bid to buy the New York Mets. Complete Story

The Suddenly-Luddite Hall of Fame

Sports PhotoPandemic concerns push two Era Committee votes into 2021 instead of this winter. SC’s Jeff Kallman wonders why a Hall making room for pioneers won’t pioneer online conference-call voting. Complete Story

Thom Brennaman’s Foot-in-Mouth Disease

Sports PhotoAn unexpected open microphone caught the Reds’ broadcaster uttering a slur against gays as a Wednesday night game picked back up, getting him suspended and making the rest of his career a question mark, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Horace Clarke, RIP: Not His Fault

Sports PhotoNaming the Yankees’ lost decade of 1965-74 after the good field/no hit second baseman was patently unfair — and still is. Complete Story

Zach Plesac: The Press Made the Media Do it

Sports PhotoYep. It’s the media’s fault that Zach Plesac and fellow Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger broke COVID protocols. SC’s Jeff Kallman throws that thought a knockdown pitch. Complete Story

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