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  1. Hot Stove U.: Jim Caple -- The run still the most underrated stat...

    Jim Caple

    OPS, WHIP, VORP and PECOTA are a few of baseball's more sophisticated stats. But when you cut to the chase, no stat holds more importance than the run.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2010
  2. Interest in Bonds waning?

    Jim Caple

    SAN FRANCISCO -- If a milestone fell and no one was there to see it, would it count on the back of a baseball card? We may find out as the Barry Bonds watch continues. Bonds went homerless for the 19th time in the past 21 games Tuesday night and the...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2006
  3. No escaping the doubt

    Jim Caple

    SAN FRANCISCO -- I don't know whether Barry Bonds will catch Hank Aaron or not, but I'm beginning to think that Albert Pujols might lap him on his way there. In his first meeting of the season with Bonds and the Giants, Pujols had a rare homerless n...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2006
  4. Now batting ... Ortmeier?

    Jim Caple

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The beautiful thing about baseball is that no matter whether you have 715 home runs or none at all, at some point you're going to wind up on center stage, all alone, with thousands of eyes upon you and thousands of voices screaming...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2006
  5. Long way to 755

    Jim Caple

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Well, at least "Bonds on Bonds" should be a little more interesting this week. After a wait so long it's hard to believe it didn't involve government workers at the DMV, Barry Bonds finally matched Babe Ruth's career home run tot...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2006
  6. Don't be shy of Bonds

    Jim Caple

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Should a pitcher worry about giving up Barry Bonds' 714th or 715th home runs and being remembered for that the rest of his life? Not at all. As Houston manager Phil Garner said before Monday's game, it's a complete non-issue. Don't ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2006
  7. Barry's busy spring

    Jim Caple

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Barry Bonds didn't play a lot of games in the Cactus League, but he had quite a spring anyway. He began by saying that this would be his final season, announced he is doing a reality series, demanded that reporters seeking one-on...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2006
  8. Ready for Opening Day

    Jim Caple

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Just before leaving the Valley of the Sun and the Land of Circle K's, Barry Bonds said he would be ready to play Opening Day, unless he gets hit by a bus between now and Monday. Bonds, who played in seven spring training games ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2006
  9. Getting a reaction

    Jim Caple

    SAN DIEGO -- A fan threw a syringe at Barry Bonds during Monday's season opener. Barry, however, insisted it was OK because he was told it only contained flaxseed oil. Ha! That's just a little BALCO humor. Barry actually looked disgusted when the s...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2006
  10. One (bad) moment in time

    Jim Caple

    The nightly medals ceremony held in Piazza Castello is a well-done, occasionally stirring occasion, and it was especially so Sunday night, thanks to heavy snow, thunder and lightning, creating a fabulous winter atmosphere in the baroque plaza. And ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2006
  11. Give 'em Hellas

    Jim Caple

    Can you picture these guys playing baseball for Greece in the Olympics? Hey, all you need is a little talent and an ancestor who left Athens on a Westbound steamer.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2004