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  1. Is Michael Phelps' return to competitive swimming a good thing?

    Jim Caple

    Retirement can be a fickle thing for athletes, especially when that athlete is as accomplished as Michael Phelps. But is his return a good thing for the sport of swimming?

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  2. MLB - Sarcastic salute to Red Sox and Yankees

    Jim Caple

    Off Base has been like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, and it's finally here: the first series between his beloved Yankees and his just-as-cherished Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  3. MLB - Josh Hamilton's headfirst slide an expensive choice

    Jim Caple

    Sometimes hustle doesn't pay as Josh Hamilton's headfirst slide hurts the Angels on the field and on their balance sheet, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  4. MLB - New relief pitcher awards are too much

    Jim Caple

    Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman were excellent relief pitchers. No doubt about that. But do we really need MLB awards named after them?

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  5. MLB - 25th anniversary of 'Major League' movie

    Jim Caple

    "Major League" was released 25 years ago. Here's a good guess at what's become of Rick Vaughn, Jake Taylor, Roger Dorn and the rest of the boys in the last quarter-century.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  6. MLB -- Baseball will miss David Letterman

    Jim Caple

    Baseball is anything but sacred to David Letterman, who used the game often for laughs. Some of our favorite moments.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  7. MLB - Best and brightest ballpark promotions

    Jim Caple

    Off Base searches the ends of the earth (and the Major League Baseball schedule) to bring you the season's best ballpark promotions ... including three-way hookups.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  8. MLB - Fans send wrong message by cheering Ryan Braun

    Jim Caple

    A standing ovation. A high-five from a fan. It's as if Ryan Braun's PED use never happened. And that's just wrong.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  9. MLB - Minor leaguer Joe Jackson carries an infamous baseball name...

    Jim Caple

    Saddled with one of the most infamous names in baseball history? Not a problem for Joe Jackson, the great great great nephew of Shoeless Joe and a minor leaguer with the Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  10. MLB - Dodgers and Diamondbacks further growth of game in Australi...

    Jim Caple

    The Diamondbacks and Dodgers face off to open the 2014 season in Sydney, but the real winner will be Australian baseball.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  11. LaTroy Hawkins and family

    Jim Caple

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When LaTroy Hawkins finally retires, Major League Baseball not only will be the lesser from his absence, the states of Arizona and Florida could see a drop in tourism. That's because every year, an inner core of members of the La...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  12. Skaggs making strides this spring

    Jim Caple

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Angels were 24th in the majors with a 4.23 ERA last season, leaving their pitching depth as much of an issue as Albert Pujols' plantar fasciitis was last year. Hoping to boost their pitching, the Angels traded Mark Tru...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  13. Price will likely be great manager

    Jim Caple

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Bryan Price is a very intelligent, engaging man with a great sense of humor and tremendous communication skills. In a quarter century of covering sports, I've come across few people who can match him when it comes to explaining som...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  14. Rowland-Smith eyeing Australia

    Jim Caple

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Ryan Rowland-Smith occasionally hears teammates in the Arizona Diamondbacks clubhouse talking about how to deal with the possible jet lag from their upcoming trip to Australia. "And I'm like, 'Hey, I'm sitting right here! I've...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  15. Farewell, Phoenix Municipal

    Jim Caple

    PHOENIX -- How far back does Phoenix Municipal Stadium go? So far that longtime Athletics equipment manager Steve Vucinich can remember when there were signs on the walls indicating the stadium doubled as a Cold War civil defense site. "After the...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  16. New Cubs Park gives fans the feel of Wrigley Field

    Jim Caple

    New Cubs Park gives players first-class facilities and fans the feel of Wrigley Field.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014