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  1. 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
  2. MLB - What the Baseball Hall of Fame could learn from rock and ro...

    Jim Caple

    It's time to rock the vote at the Hall of Fame. And not just the one in Cooperstown. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has issues, too.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  3. MLB - Jack Morris should be in the Hall of Fame

    Jim Caple

    A look-beyond-the-numbers plea to get Jack Morris elected to the Hall of Fame in his final year of eligibility.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  4. MLB - Off Base looks ahead at baseball in 2014

    Jim Caple

    Off Base looks ahead to all the future baseball news that isn't fit to print anywhere else. Here's what 2014 might (or might not) have in store for us.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  5. MLB - Roger Angell in Hall of Fame

    Jim Caple

    It is altogether fitting and proper that the great Roger Angell won the Spink Award this week for his baseball essays and books.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  6. MLB - Off Base welcomes first-time Hall of Fame candidates

    Jim Caple

    The ballot is out for the Class of 2014 in Cooperstown, which of course calls for our annual Off Base breakdown of the sure things and the long shots.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  7. Life in the village of Cooperstown

    Jim Caple

    Beyond the walls of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown is rife with stories of triumph and tragedy, dreams and division.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  8. How to fix the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Jim Caple

    Are you as excited about this weekend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony as Off Base is? Hey, wake up! We're talking to you!

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  9. Mike Zunino catches eyes (and balls)

    Jim Caple

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- When Mike Zunino met Johnny Bench for the first time, he asked the Hall of Fame catcher for advice on how to improve his game. Bench's response was simple and to the point: Catch every ball. "I was, like, waiting for a long explan...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  10. Baseball's Hall of Fame faces shady future

    Jim Caple

    Owners in pinstriped suits. Umpires. General managers. But players? Not so much. Welcome to the Baseball Hall of Fame's future.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  11. MLB's possible headlines in 2013

    Jim Caple

    Baseball headlines we just might really see in the year to come, all the way from next week's Hall of Fame announcement to your 2013 World Series champion.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2013
  12. Real problem with Hall of Fame is 10-player limit for votes

    Jim Caple

    Think Congress is too polarized to accomplish anything meaningful these days? It's got nothin' on the writers organization trying to decide who to put in baseball's Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  13. Off Base assesses the new candidates for the Hall of Fame

    Jim Caple

    The Hall of Fame puts a positive spin on all its candidates for induction. But here's the real skinny on the newcomers to the ballot.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  14. A spoof on the real reason for Roger Clemens' comeback

    Jim Caple

    That Roger Clemens comeback with the Sugar Land Skeeters this weekend? To Jim Caple, it's got the makings of a movie plot, hatched with some of the Rocket's friends who have their own Hall of Fame issues.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  15. In search of a Hall of Fame for Pete Rose

    Jim Caple

    Big deal if the Baseball Hall of Fame is still giving Pete Rose the cold shoulder. The Hit King might be Hall-worthy at other shrines.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  16. ESPN.com senior writer Jim Caple reflects on a half century of ba...

    Jim Caple

    Our humble correspondent reflects on a half century of baseball memories.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012