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This Great Game Comebacker Archive: 2022

This Great Game ComebackerA monthly look back at the baseball stories that made the news—or perhaps slipped through the media’s cracks and didn’t quite earn the attention we thought it would warrant.


January 2022

David Ortiz gets admitted into Cooperstown on the first ballot—while Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens fail on their last; MLB says no to the Rays’ quest to play in St. Petersburg and Montreal; The lockout continues, with little progress on the negotiating front.


February 2022

Spring Training is tabled while owners and players fight it out over a new CBA; former Angels exec Eric Kay found guilty of providing opioids to Tyler Skaggs; Ryan Zimmerman calls it a career.


March 2022

After 99 days, baseball’s lockout finally comes to an end; The humidor to be used in all 30 major league ballparks; Wild Spring Training scores.


April 2022

Miguel Cabrera’s 3,000th hit; Trevor Bauer is branded with a two-year suspension; An awful start for the Reds and president Phil Castellini.


May 2022

Are position players taking the mound making a mockery of MLB? It takes an idiot to undo an Angel Stadium village; Farewell, Roger Angell.


June 2022

A sometimes wonderful, often awful, and briefly violent month for the Angels; A hat trick of hat tricks for Pittsburgh sluggers.


July 2022

Are unvaccinated players hurting their team’s playoff chances by being held out at Toronto?; MLB’s antitrust exemption once again under fire by Congress—and this time, it might burn them.


August 2022

Juan Soto becomes a Padre, while his new teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. becomes a PED user; Albert Pujols’ 11th-hour revival; Goodbye, Vin Scully.


September 2022

Aaron Judge closes in on Roger Maris; Albert Pujols at 700; The Mariners are back in the playoffs after 21 years; New rules for 2023.

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