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Platinum Arm, Platinum Man, Cast in Bronze

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman ponders the Dodgers unveiling a statue honoring Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax on the 50th anniversary of his Cooperstown induction. Complete Story

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On Kapler, the Anthem, and the Atrocity That Provoked Him

Sports PhotoThe Giants’ manager would rather stay in the clubhouse than stand for a national anthem saluting “the home of the brave” when bravery was absent from an elementary school atrocity, amplifying a distressing state of the country. Complete Story

Listen Up, Bleacher Creatures

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says you louts could learn some things from Mark Lanzillotta, Derek Rodriguez, and Aaron Judge. Complete Story

Bauer Outage: Suspended Two Years

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman explains why the Trevor Bauer suspension means you should be accountable for sexual abuse even if the law can’t quite hold you thus. Complete Story

Presumptive Guilt in Sports

Sports PhotoIn this land of ours, a person is supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty if accused of a crime — unless of course that person happens to be a professional athlete. This is wrong on multiple levels, according to SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

The Bronx Boneheads

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the Yankeegate Letter — affirming only what we already knew about their 2015-17 replay-room sign-stealing — proves only that boys will be boys, not necessarily Astrogaters. Complete Story

Cabrera and the Yankees Had it Right

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera — whom the Yankees walked intentionally late in a game while he still sat at 2,999 lifetime hits — knows honest competition trumps a shot at history. Complete Story

Smarts in Houston, Suicide in Cleveland

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says Niko Goodrum bunting against an overshift to try breaking up Shohei Ohtani’s perfect game bid was smart, but White Sox manager Tony La Russa letting Dallas Keuchel take an early 10-run beating in Cleveland was foolish. Complete Story

“But … History, Dammit!!!”

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says future Hall of Fame pitcher Clayton Kershaw wasn’t half as sad as the world going ballistic over his aborted perfecto last Wednesday against the Twins. Complete Story

MLB Opening Day: Cross it Off the Bucket List

Sports PhotoAfter six decades of loving and watching baseball live and on television, SC’s Jeff Kallman finally got to go to an Opening Day game and chronicles his experience here. Complete Story

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03.07.22 Baseball’s Death Wish? By Jeff Kallman
02.18.22 The Deeper Issue at Play in the Eric Kay Trial By Jeff Kallman
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01.25.22 Big Papi Should Get the Cooperstown Call By Jeff Kallman
01.21.22 My Louisville Slugger: The Fountain Pen By Jeff Kallman
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