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.
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.
What's REALLY happening in Florida and Arizona? The Off Base spring training notes tell the truth, the whole truth and anything BUT the truth.
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.)
Say what you will about Game 7. Nothin' compares with what World Series history has given us in Game 6.
With Max Scherzer, the AL's best pitcher, on the mound for Game 6, the Tigers like their chances.
This World Series features two evenly-matched sets of . . . facial hair? Yep, the Cardinals and Red Sox both rock the beards like never before.
With Max Scherzer, the AL's best pitcher on the mound for Game 6, the Tigers like their chances.
The home-plate collision that knocked Alex Avila out of Game 5 of the ALCS is further evidence that the rules need to change.
The Tigers' offense is faltering, but it particularly needs more from Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder for Detroit to have any hope of winning the ALCS.
How did that 1-0 ALCS game Saturday night last 76 minutes longer than that 1-0 NLCS game Saturday afternoon? Off Base wonders.
After serving a 50-game suspension for his part in the Biogenesis scandal, Jhonny Peralta has a right to play in this year's postseason because that's what the rules state.
After notching a lone hit and whiffing 17 times against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers' bullpen, the Red Sox now have to face Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.
So your team didn't make the playoffs. Is that what's bothering you? Not to worry! The annual Off Base Rootability Index is here to help.
Interleague series in May? Sure. In June and July? Fine. But not now. Not in the heat of September pennant races.