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  1. Hall's rule changes alter, accelerate chances

    Jerry Crasnick

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Hall of Fame voting process can wear on the emotions of a candidate who lingers on the ballot for a number of years. But it's unseemly for that candidate to state his case too vigorously, lest he appear arrogant, or complain ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  2. MLB - Minnesota's baseball legacy extends far beyond All-Star Gam...

    Jim Caple

    The All-Star Game comes to Target Field next week. But that doesn't even scratch the surface of the long-standing and vibrant baseball culture to be found in cold, snowy Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  3. Jack Morris: The results are in

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has published the final article of his 10-part series on Big Game pitchers and takes a look at everybody's favorite Hall of Fame candidate, Jack Morris. Was Morris a Big Game pitcher? James writes, He was not. He had the one brilliant ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. Bill James looks at 'big game' pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has a fascinating series over at the Bill James Online website, attempting to examine the idea of how pitchers fared in "big games." It's something I've always wanted to do, but the task always seemed as daunting as climbing Mount Everest ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  5. Breaking down HOF election returns

    Jayson Stark

    Whew. Another year. Another batch of Hall of Fame election results to sift through. So what do you say we stop shouting at each other about Jack Morris, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and, of course, Dan Le Batard -- and start breaking dow...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  6. Breaking down the baseball Hall of Fame vote totals

    Jayson Stark

    A closer look at all the gory details of a Hall of Fame election that saw nine players hemorrhage votes, a 3,000-hit man fall just short of enshrinement and another fall off the ballot completely, plus a special tribute to the one-vote wonders.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  7. Greg Maddux won't be unanimous Hall selection

    Greg Maddux won't be a unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  8. Chat wrap: Hall of Fame talk (mostly)

    David Schoenfield

    It had been a few weeks since we last chatted so we rang in the new year with some baseball talk. A lot of Hall of fame talk ... but some other stuff as well if you're not that into Jack Morris and friends....

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Time to elect some starting pitchers to Hall

    David Schoenfield

    Curt Schilling appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time a year ago with overwhelmingly strong credentials for election: The 216-game winner ranks 26th all-time in wins above replacement for pitchers (17th-highest total since the live ba...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  12. Hall of Fame pitchers and peak value

    David Schoenfield

    I wasn't around when Roy Halladay announced his retirement at the winter meetings on Dec. 9, so this piece is a little late to the game, but it's also about a few of the pitchers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot -- Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina a...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  13. Time to talk about Jack Morris

    David Schoenfield

    Yes, it's the holiday season, when fights in Wal-Mart over towels are matched only by the cyber-brawling over Jack Morris' Hall of Fame case. This is Morris' final year on the BBWAA's Hall ballot. He's received 66.7 percent of the vote each of the...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  14. MLB - Game 6 of World Series has glorious history

    Jim Caple

    Say what you will about Game 7. Nothin' compares with what World Series history has given us in Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  15. Sizing up the best World Series Web Gems

    Christina Kahrl

    There's something ironic about talking about some of the best plays in World Series history when the key feature of the first two games of this year's Fall Classic have been the defensive miscues that decided the outcome. But as quickly as we've judg...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  16. Summer arrives with MLB plans

    Jim Caple

    Three months from now, how will you have spent your summer vacation? (The solstice is looming large, you know.) Here's one man's Off Base plan.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013