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  1. MLB - Jose Canseco wants to auction off his finger on eBay

    Jim Caple

    First, he accidentally shot it. Then it fell off during a poker game. Now he wants to sell it on eBay. So let the bidding begin on Jose Canseco's fallen-off finger (and other prized baseball body-part possessions).

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  2. MLB - Hunter Strickland's big blowup in Game 2

    Jim Caple

    After he blew up in the sixth inning in every way you can, the question is whether Giants rookie Hunter Strickland is ready, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  3. MLB - What if other surgeries were named after celebrities like T...

    Jim Caple

    What if Tommy John surgery doesn't fix your ulnar collateral ligament injury? Would you try Tommy Lee Jones surgery? Or Trapper John surgery? (Yep, we're out there on this one.)

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  4. MLB -- What if ... Oakland Athletics Jeremy Giambi had slid

    Jim Caple

    What if Jeremy Giambi had slid during Game 3 of the 2001 AL Division Series? Jim Caple imagines how it could have impacted not only the A's but also the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  5. MLB - Mariners turnaround bringing baseball excitement back to Se...

    Jim Caple

    It's been 13 seasons since the Mariners really mattered in Seattle. But that's changing as they've played their way into postseason contention.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  6. MLB - Connections through a softball championship and cancer

    Jim Caple

    Former World Series manager Fred Hutchinson died of cancer 50 years ago. When a friend from a championship team of 25 years ago passed this summer, Jim Caple's thoughts turned to the connection the game, and the disease, brings us.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  7. Baseball will miss Robin Williams too

    Jim Caple

    We lost a great, incredibly talented actor and comedian when Robin Williams died at age 63 Monday. In addition to his skills at making us laugh (and cry), Williams was a tremendous baseball fan. He was particularly passionate about his Giants. I r...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  8. MLB - American League teams and their dog day dogs

    Jim Caple

    Here's a start on how we're going to survive baseball's dog days: After we assigned a fictional pooch to each team in the National League, we took on the AL.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  9. MLB - National League teams and their dog day dogs

    Jim Caple

    Here's a start on how we're going to survive baseball's dog days: We assigned a fictional pooch to each team in the National League.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  10. 'Boyhood' and baseball

    Jim Caple

    Need a respite from the tension of the building pennant races or just a break from your favorite team's latest losing streak? Then get to the theater and catch the best movie of the summer -- and the best movie of the year, for that matter, Richard L...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  11. How to shorten, enliven baseball on TV

    Jim Caple

    So Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon says baseball is too long and boring to watch on television and that he prefers to watch the History Channel. Good thing for Rendon that the History Channel does not own the broadcast rights to past seasons....

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  12. MLB - Caleb Thielbar's baseball-playing Minnesota mother

    Jim Caple

    The Twins' Caleb Thielbar learned baseball in rural Minnesota at the knee of his mother, who played a mean shortstop back in the day.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  13. MLB - Minnesota's baseball legacy extends far beyond All-Star Gam...

    Jim Caple

    The All-Star Game comes to Target Field next week. But that doesn't even scratch the surface of the long-standing and vibrant baseball culture to be found in cold, snowy Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  14. MLB - Five best baseball movie speeches

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple offers his top five baseball movie speeches, which include Gary Cooper's rendition of Lou Gehrig's speech 75 years ago..

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  15. MLB - David Ortiz has a point about the Cubs and day games

    Jim Caple

    David Ortiz's theory about the Cubs and day games? Jim Caple agrees . . . as long as we take some other factors into consideration to explain the lovable losers.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  16. MLB - Five 'soccer' moments in baseball

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple offers his list of five soccer moments in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014