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  1. Believe in both Lucroy and the Brewers

    Jim Caple

    The Brewers produced a fun video before the All-Star Game, a light-hearted "attack ad" encouraging fans to vote catcher Jonathan Lucroy into the National League starting lineup ahead of Yadier Molina. The video emphasized that Lucroy not only was the...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. MLB - Five worst players named All-Stars

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple offers his list of the five worst players who never should have been All-Stars.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  3. MLB - Fans send wrong message by cheering Ryan Braun

    Jim Caple

    A standing ovation. A high-five from a fan. It's as if Ryan Braun's PED use never happened. And that's just wrong.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  4. LaTroy Hawkins and family

    Jim Caple

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When LaTroy Hawkins finally retires, Major League Baseball not only will be the lesser from his absence, the states of Arizona and Florida could see a drop in tourism. That's because every year, an inner core of members of the La...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  5. 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
  6. MLB -- Off Base's off-base offseason predictions

    Jim Caple

    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.)

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  7. MLB -- Umps correctly fixed blown call

    Jim Caple

    With Max Scherzer, the AL's best pitcher, on the mound for Game 6, the Tigers like their chances.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2013
  8. A Philip Marlowe-like fictional search for the missing Kirk Gibso...

    Jim Caple

    Nobody knows for sure what became of Kirk Gibson's famous 1988 home run ball. Sounds like a case for Philip Marlowe. So we hired him. Here's his story.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  9. Does Jhonny Peralta deserve to be playing in postseason?

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  10. Justin Verlander completely dominates Oakland Athletics in Game 5...

    Jim Caple

    Justin Verlander pitched the Tigers to the ALCS, beating the A's in Game 5 of the ALDS for the second straight year, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  11. PEDs, baseball fans and hypocrisy

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  12. Blown scoring chances, fan interference haunt Oakland Athletics i...

    Jim Caple

    The Athletics blew a three-run lead, squandered scoring opportunities and lost a fan interference plea in Tuesday night's series-extending 8-6 loss to the Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  13. Athletics' ALDS Game 3 victory pushes Tigers to the brink

    Jim Caple

    Things got heated late in ALDS Game 3 as the Athletics pushed the Tigers to the brink with a 6-3 victory.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  14. The Off Base Rootability Index to know for whom to cheer in MLB's...

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  15. MLB's pennant race odds the Off Base way

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  16. Keeping score as baseball's ultimate art form

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013