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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- No matter the location, Olympics again sho...

    Jim Caple

    The Sochi Olympics provided plenty of moments to remind us that while terrible things can happen everywhere, wonderfully inspiring things always happen at the Olympics -- whatever our fears, wherever they are held.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller defy their o...

    Jim Caple

    Competing in a sport that demands a lot on the body, Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht defied their own odds to podium in the super-G and reverse the fortunes of the U.S. Alpine team.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Evgeni Plushenko deserved better ending to...

    Jim Caple

    Evgeni Plushenko had big hopes for these Games on his home soil. After helping Russia win the team event, one of the greatest skaters the sport has seen deserved a better way to end his career.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  4. MLB - 2014 Topps baseball cards a sign spring training is nigh

    Jim Caple

    Nothin' says the end of winter like the release of the new set of Topps baseball cards. (OK, it's still cold, but Off Base felt warm spring training breezes as soon as he opened the first pack.)

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  5. The new Husky stadium improves a great venue -- except for the st...

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple finds Husky Stadium remodel merely improves on perfection.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  6. Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum pitch Giants to WS Game 1 victory

    Jim Caple

    Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum earned trophies in years past, but their Game 1 work could help the Giants win World Series hardware now.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- 'World's Greatest Athlete?' Yeah, that's Ashton ...

    Jim Caple

    Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee pulled off a rare American feat in the Olympic decathlon, a feat that warrants a very specific level of respect.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Why does decathlon bore us?

    Jim Caple

    Yes, it takes two days and the scoring is complicated, but decathlon is not boring, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Oscar Pistorius is Games' greatest feel-g...

    Jim Caple

    How can anyone not root for South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who in competing with carbon-fiber prosthetics is proving to the world that anything is impossible, even running in the Olympics without legs.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  10. 2012 London Games -- Beach volleyball venue is Olympic's coolest

    Jim Caple

    Chock in the center of London, the Horse Guards Parade has morphed into a beach volleyball paradise and the coolest venue of these -- or perhaps any -- Olympic Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  11. Some athletes to make early ceremony exit

    Jim Caple

    Marching in the Olympic opening ceremonies can be the greatest moment of an athlete's career. It can also be the longest line you've ever stood in, a line so long it makes the queue for Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride seem like the 15-item...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  12. Off Base: All-Star voting attack ads looming

    Jim Caple

    Voting for the All-Star Game blends America's two greatest attributes -- democracy and baseball. Of course, if the All-Star fan vote was a little more like the presidential campaign, Fox and CNN pundits would have anointed Carl Crawford the 2012 All-...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  13. Rocking the MLB All-Star vote

    Jim Caple

    With the rise of the Super PACs and the proliferation of outside financial interests, you know it's just a matter of time before we see attack ads in All-Star campaigns.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  14. MLB -- Seattle Mariners' unusual no-hitter takes time to sink in

    Jim Caple

    The Mariners' unpredictable feat, a six-pitcher no-hitter, took time for even them to figure out.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  15. The Olympic torch has been lit!

    Jim Caple

    Depending on your time zone, the torch-lighting ceremony for the London Olympics was very early this morning/late last night in Olympia, Greece. That was the birthplace of the ancient Olympics, as well as the greatest Turn Back the Clock Day in sport...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  16. Baseball's greatest moment of the year

    Jim Caple

    The Rays' amazing comeback comeback on the final day of the regular season propelled them into the the playoffs and pushed the Red Sox over the edge.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2011