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Díazaster For the Mets

Sports PhotoHe’s still struggling to find his bearings — and his confidence. But SC’s Jeff Kallman says Saturday’s disastrous ninth was preventable if Mets manager Carlos Mendoza had looked deeper. Complete Story

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Here a Fall, There a Fall…

Sports PhotoStrange losses, but a little comic relief from a rally turtle, says SC’s Jeff Kallman about last week in Major League Baseball. Complete Story

It’s the Same Sad Song

Sports Photo… for future Hall of Famer Mike Trout, now recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Scherzer: Let Robby the Umpbot Rank the Umps

Sports PhotoIn the wake of Hunter Wendelstedt’s unwarranted ejection of Yankee manager Aaron Boone, rehabbing Max Scherzer has an accountability idea and the solution. Complete Story

Carl Erskine, RIP: From Jackie to Jimmy

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers the Brooklyn Dodgers legend whose humanitarian side in the clubhouse and raising his Down’s syndrome son made him an even better man than he was a big league pitcher. Complete Story

Gooden’s Number Retirement Gives Pause

Sports Photo… for SC’s Jeff Kallman, who remembers only too well the way the New York Mets ruined a transcendent pitcher before substance abuse issues joined in. Complete Story

The Temporarily Sacramento Athletics

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the Bizarro World owner of the A’s banking on everyone else shining in the small park there, too. Complete Story

He Said It Ain’t Shoh

Sports PhotoLast week, Shohei Ohtani himself said he doesn’t bet on sports at all. SC’s Jeff Kallman says: we should believe him until hard evidence says otherwise. Complete Story

Ohtani-Mizuhara vs. Rose

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says sorry, but the uproar over the financial mess with Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter Ippei Mizuhara still doesn’t get Pete Rose off the hook. Complete Story

A Star-Spangled Show of Strength?

Sports PhotoThe Giants want one and all present and accounted for when the National Anthem sounds. SC’s Jeff Kallman thinks that’s too problematic and explains why. Complete Story

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