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Opinion: MLB long overdue on taking care of retirees

Billings native Gary Neibauer is less important than the T-206 Honus Wagner baseball card. Neibauer, who was profiled in the Billings Gazette five years ago, was a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies who threw one scoreless inning in the 1969 National League Championship Series. Nearly 50 years later, he has two metal prostheses in his hips and suffers from Type 2 diabetes. (more…) Continue Reading →

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David Crisp: Baseball’s risks harder and harder to ignore


Imagine a sport in which part of the evening’s entertainment is, a couple of dozen times a game, to randomly fire hard objects traveling 100 mph at the fans in the stands. Imagine that an average of two fans get hurt every three games, even when the game is played at the highest level. (more…) Continue Reading →

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