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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Mike Hessman, the real-life Crash Davis

    Doug Williams

    Nobody ever sets out to be the best home run hitter in minor league baseball, and that includes Mike Hessman. But with 367 home runs over 17 professional seasons, Hessman is just that, a 34-year-old veteran with major league pop playing in Triple-...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  5. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  6. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  7. Jennie Finch, Casey Daigle making marriage work

    Gideon Rubin

    Jennie Finch loves spending time with her husband, Casey Daigle, and her family.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2010
  8. A variety of reactions to McGwire admission

    Buster Olney

    For some in Major League Baseball circles, there was steroid fatigue the day after Mark McGwire's admission. "I'm so sick of this stuff," one executive said Tuesday. "It just never seems to end." There was relief on behalf of the slugger...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  9. A variety of reactions to Mark McGwire's admission -- Buster Olne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney speaks with several people from around baseball to try to get a handle on how Mark McGwire's recent confession is being received throughout the sport. Plus, answers to readers' questions on McGwire, and news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  10. 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
  11. Houston Astros sign Taiwan pitcher Chia-Jen Lo

    The Houston Astros signed pitcher Chia-Jen Lo to a minor league contract on Friday, making the 22-year-old the franchise's first Taiwanese player.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2008
  12. Galante to manage Italy in World Baseball Classic

    Houston Astros special assistant Matt Galante will manage Italy's team at next year's inaugural World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2005
  13. Nine things you need to know

    Alan Schwarz

    With a number of matters that remain either undecided or unclear, here are nine innings of questions about the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2005
  14. World Cup could be delayed

    Alan Schwarz

    Sources say pulling together a World Cup-style tournament by next March might not be possible.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2004
  15. Seibu star now prized free agent

    Seibu Lions shortstop Kazuo Matsui, a seven-time All-Star in Japan, said Monday at a news conference that he's decided to pursue a big league career in North America.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2003