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  1. MLB - Who to root for and why in the playoffs

    Jim Caple

    The playoffs are here and you've got decisions to make. Who to cheer? Who to jeer? It's our annual Rootability Index.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014
  2. MLB - September pennant races feature title-starved teams

    Jim Caple

    It seems like forever since the Royals were in a World Series. Or the Orioles. Or the A's. Or the Dodgers. Or . . . oh boy, it's going to be a fun finish to this season.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  3. MLB - Mariners turnaround bringing baseball excitement back to Se...

    Jim Caple

    It's been 13 seasons since the Mariners really mattered in Seattle. But that's changing as they've played their way into postseason contention.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  4. MLB - National League teams and their dog day dogs

    Jim Caple

    Here's a start on how we're going to survive baseball's dog days: We assigned a fictional pooch to each team in the National League.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  5. How to shorten, enliven baseball on TV

    Jim Caple

    So Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon says baseball is too long and boring to watch on television and that he prefers to watch the History Channel. Good thing for Rendon that the History Channel does not own the broadcast rights to past seasons....

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  6. Good to see Bonds back in game

    Jim Caple

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If Jhonny Peralta can sign a $53 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals after being suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, there is no reason Barry Bonds should not be able to work with the San Francisco Gia...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  7. 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
  8. All-Star voting process needs one-vote-per-person fix

    Jim Caple

    Our man is shocked -- shocked! -- to find that All-Star Game ballot boxes are being stuffed. This can't be what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they established our democracy.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  9. Wrigley Field renovations necessary but still complicated

    Jim Caple

    History matters at Wrigley Field. So do the contracts with the rooftop owners. It's time to make the twain meet so the renovations can happen.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  10. The annual sportswriter's Oscars preview!

    Jim Caple

    I love coming attractions, better known as movie trailers. They whet your appetite for the main feature like batting practice prepares you for the real game. But at least batting practice ends. The same can no longer be said for trailers, which ar...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  11. Tebow, A-Rod headline the year that wasnt

    Jim Caple

    The past 12 months were so surprising that Nate Silver accurately predicted only 47 percent of what actually happened. Peyton Manning is quarterbacking the Denver Broncos while Northern Illinois is heading to a BCS bowl. A man without legs ran in...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  12. It's Playbook's holiday movie preview!

    Jim Caple

    Why does Hollywood insist on releasing most of its best movies all during the time of the year when people are too busy to watch them? I get that teens and college students have the holidays off, but are teens and college students the main demogr...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  13. Baseball as the way to bring the nation together post-election

    Jim Caple

    Time to heal the nation's wounds after this particularly nasty election cycle, and what better salve than baseball?

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  14. Off Base: Bring baseball back to Montreal!

    Jim Caple

    As amazing as it might seem to the national media, there actually are many baseball fans who don't live and die over whether the Washington Nationals shut down Stephen Strasburg. Or whether Bryce Harper emerges from his slump in time to win the Rooki...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  15. Montreal Expos are gone but not forgotten amid push to bring MLB ...

    Jim Caple

    It's a long shot, but the cause is good. Former Expo Warren Cromartie is pushing to bring baseball back to Montreal.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2012
  16. MLB - All-Star Game brings Chipper Jones, Bryce Harper and Mike T...

    Jim Caple

    Chipper Jones says goodbye to the All-Star Game in his last season, while Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are just getting started.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012