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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. MLB - Five fun Home Run Derby candidates

    Jim Caple

    Check out Jim Caple's five Home Run Derby candidates to consider.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  4. MLB - Rating Wrigley Field as it turns 100

    Jim Caple

    Happy 100th birthday to Wrigley Field! Seems like a good time to take a hard look at how well (or poorly) the Friendly Confines have aged.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  5. MLB - Sarcastic salute to Red Sox and Yankees

    Jim Caple

    Off Base has been like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, and it's finally here: the first series between his beloved Yankees and his just-as-cherished Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  6. New Cubs Park gives fans the feel of Wrigley Field

    Jim Caple

    New Cubs Park gives players first-class facilities and fans the feel of Wrigley Field.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  7. The Off Base spring training notes you might have missed

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  8. MLB - How Clark the Cubs' new mascot can succeed

    Jim Caple

    It's safe to say that Clark, the Cubs' new mascot, wasn't welcomed to the world with open arms when he was introduced earlier this month. Here's how he can win the naysayers over.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  9. MLB - Off Base says farewell to the Metrodome

    Jim Caple

    Don't tell anyone, but Off Base (the ol' softie!) is going to miss the Metrodome when they bring the final curtain down on it this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  10. Jim Caple: Dodgers, Yankees, Tigers too low in Uni Watch Power Ra...

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple: Uni Watch Power Rankings underrate Dodgers, Tigers, Yankees and yes, even Marlins.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2013
  11. The night Wrigley Field lit up

    Jim Caple

    Twenty-five years ago Thursday -- and a mere century after Thomas Edison developed the lightbulb -- lights finally went on at Wrigley Field for the first scheduled major league night game in the ballpark's long history. Rick Sutcliffe, the Cubs' s...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  12. MLB Misery Index of suffering among fans of woeful teams

    Jim Caple

    The 2013 Cubs are losers again. But do they put their fans through more despair than any other team? It's time for another Misery Index.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  13. Wrigley Field renovations necessary but still complicated

    Jim Caple

    History matters at Wrigley Field. So do the contracts with the rooftop owners. It's time to make the twain meet so the renovations can happen.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  14. Caple: Jeff Samardzija's tough side

    Jim Caple

    CHICAGO -- Baseball players aren't as tough as football players. When it rains, baseball players dash for cover in the dugout (unless the commissioner is in attendance and it's the World Series). If it snows, they might not even venture onto the f...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  15. Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija brings football mentality to mound

    Jim Caple

    What do you get when you cross a football player with a pitcher? You get one tough S.O.B. You get the Cubs' Jeff Samardzija, bloody finger and all.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2013
  16. A celebration of baseball stadiums as our happy places

    Jim Caple

    The park. It's where we take our baseball vows. With the debut of a new column called 'A Walk In The Park,' we celebrate (and sometimes castigate) the stadiums in which we watch the national pastime.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013