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  1. MLB - American League teams and their dog day dogs

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  2. German uniforms scream 'Brady Bunch,' not protest

    Jim Caple

    PARK CITY, Utah -- So is the German Olympic team making a political statement with this rainbow-hued uniform? Or is it simply trying to top the old Houston Astros' rainbow jerseys for the worst look in the history of sports? I suspect the latter. ...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. Mariano Rivera overrated as well as beloved and respected

    Jim Caple

    Pretty good pitcher, that Mariano Rivera. But here's Off Base's look at why he might not be as great as he's being made out to be on the eve of his retirement.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  4. Down with MLB interleague games in September

    Jim Caple

    Interleague series in May? Sure. In June and July? Fine. But not now. Not in the heat of September pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. In uniforms, ugly usually becomes cool

    Jim Caple

    It was challenging rooting for the Mariners in their early years. Well, actually, with seven last-place seasons in the past nine years, no postseasons in the past 12 years and no World Series EVER, it's still challenging to root for the Mariners. ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  8. Jose Altuve short in stature, big in production for Houston Astro...

    Jim Caple

    Jose Altuve just doesn't measure up to every other player in the majors. But the shortest man in the game sure does produce for the Astros.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  9. Caple: An inspiring, sometimes naked 2012

    Jim Caple

    Like Jamie Moyer, Peter Parker, the Rolling Stones and the Houston Astros, I turned 50 years old in 2012. While I did not make history by becoming the oldest man to ever win a major league game, nor have another movie about my spider powers released,...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  10. MLB -- Winter Forecast for teams in American League West

    Jim Caple

    Assessing what lies ahead this offseason for the A's, Rangers, Angels, Mariners and Astros.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  11. Memorable moments in baseball and the world in 1962

    Jim Caple

    Looks like it'll be a wild finish to the 2012 season. But chances are, it won't be as wild as the way the season unfolded in 1962. (Hint: That one started with ticker tape for Casey Stengel.)

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  12. Stanford pitcher Mark Appel and Houston Astros as match in MLB dr...

    Jim Caple

    A mtach made in Houston? Mark Appel has a chance to play for his favorite team if the Astros use the No. 1 pick on the Stanford pitcher.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  13. Road Warrior; Jim Caple; A vast, vibrant, early view of the 2010 ...

    Jim Caple

    Caple: A vast, vibrant, early view of the 2010 Games.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2009
  14. Cursed if you do … cursed if you don't

    Jim Caple

    Do you really think the players should bear the blame for losing? We all know the managers are at fault.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2007
  15. Caple: Lost Ballparks and Old Landmarks

    Jim Caple

    Visiting what remains of ballparks that aren't there anymore and other, out-of-the-way hardball landmarks can be a rewarding experience.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2007
  16. It simply doesn't matter whether Selig shows up

    Jim Caple

    People seem to care whether Bud Selig shows up for Barry Bonds' record-breaking home run. But it really doesn't matter one bit, writes Page 2's Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2007