It is altogether fitting and proper that the great Roger Angell won the Spink Award this week for his baseball essays and books.
Settle into your Off Base reading room this holiday season with the best of the year's new baseball books. And don't be afraid to put these winners on your gift list.
Oh, sure, the Braves' owners laid out some reasons for moving out of Turner Field. But those rationalizations don't stand up to Off Base's scrutiny.
It's safe to take that long winter's nap now. You're up to speed on baseball's next few months. (Or you will be, after you read Off Base's offseason predictions.)
We jeer the PED users on those other teams, but cheer the abusers who play for our hometown nine. Off Base says we can't have it both ways.
Max Scherzer has 19 of 'em. That's more than anyone else in baseball. And that's good, right? So why don't baseball number crunchers appreciate his wins?
It's not hard to grasp that wrestling deserved to be in the Olympic Games. But so do baseball and softball. It's time to cut the elitist sports and let the people play, Jim Caple writes.
You could look at the standings, sure. But if you really want the skinny about how September and October will shake out, you need to look at offbasestandings.com.
Why do we keep a scorecard at a baseball game? Because we're historians. And artists. And, most importantly, fans. And because it makes each game our own.
As the season winds down, so does the patience of teams on the West Coast who face an unfair number of cross-country road trips.
On the occasion of his 4,000th hit, the remarkable career of Ichiro Suzuki is cause for celebration in what otherwise is a troubled time for Major League Baseball.
Jim Caple: Uni Watch Power Rankings underrate Dodgers, Tigers, Yankees and yes, even Marlins.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is among several NFL players who first began their professional careers on the baseball diamond.
These are troubled times for A-Rod. But life could've been so much easier for him if he'd just followed the advice of a former Yankee official. Fella name of George Costanza.
Why did the Biogenesis scandal made a mockery of MLB? Because baseball didn't follow the Off Base rules for maintaining a clean image.
Beyond the walls of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown is rife with stories of triumph and tragedy, dreams and division.