Japan sits just two wins from a third WBC title in as many attempts heading into its semifinal game against Puerto Rico.
Sure, spring training can still be an idyllic experience. Baseball. Sun. Relaxation. An escape from winter. But the pennies you'll pay to enjoy it are getting prettier all the time.
Say what you want about the WBC, but Italy's comeback win against Mexico showed why it sure beats spring training games.
Lance Armstrong did it. Why not Jim Caple? Our writer finally comes clean with his baseball confessions. Only, instead of telling Oprah, he's telling you!
Tim Lincecum has been a relief ace the likes of which baseball hasn't seen in decades but ought to bring back given his success.
Looks like it'll be a wild finish to the 2012 season. But chances are, it won't be as wild as the way the season unfolded in 1962. (Hint: That one started with ticker tape for Casey Stengel.)
There will be boos. There will be bloopers. There will be Billy Butler. Baseball's second half will be full of bombshells.
Our humble correspondent reflects on a half century of baseball memories.
Scoring is down, especially on the West Coast. The A's, Padres and defending World Series champion Giants rank among the most offensively-challenged squads in the majors.
Struggling MLB clubs shouldn't be a farm system for the wealthy ones.
Off Base salutes iconic baseball broadcaster Dave Niehaus.
In salary arbitration, MLB players win every time.
We've heard lots of news from the MLB winter meetings, but here are some ultra-secret scoops.
From Seattle to the Bay Area to L.A., Jim Caple says it's time for a West Coast bias in baseball.
Some say winning cures all clubhouse problems. Some say all is forgotten once you step between the lines. Is chemistry even important in baseball?
What makes baseball so special, so wonderful, is that even when a beloved record is broken, today is always connected to what happened yesterday.