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  1. MLB - Connections through a softball championship and cancer

    Jim Caple

    Former World Series manager Fred Hutchinson died of cancer 50 years ago. When a friend from a championship team of 25 years ago passed this summer, Jim Caple's thoughts turned to the connection the game, and the disease, brings us.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  2. The Academy Awards through an Off Base baseball lens

    Jim Caple

    The Academy didn't nominate a single baseball movie for an Oscar this year. But that doesn't mean there aren't baseball connections in the year's best films.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  3. 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
  4. MLB's pennant race odds the Off Base way

    Jim Caple

    You could look at the standings, sure. But if you really want the skinny about how September and October will shake out, you need to look at offbasestandings.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  5. MLB trading deadline deals and the human element

    Jim Caple

    Could you leave everything behind and start a new life in another city tomorrow? That's what the trade deadline asks of MLB players.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  6. How to make the MLB draft better

    Jim Caple

    They call them "competitive balance" picks. But the way they're going to work in this year's MLB draft is waaaaaay off base.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  7. How to make the World Baseball Classic even better

    Jim Caple

    At its best, the World Baseball Classic could grow into what the World Cup is for soccer. At its worst, the WBC still is better than spring training.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  8. World Baseball Classic is different things to different teams

    Jim Caple

    Just an exhibition series here. A steppingstone there. A matter of national pride elsewhere. The World Baseball Classic means different things to different teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Off Base assesses the new candidates for the Hall of Fame

    Jim Caple

    The Hall of Fame puts a positive spin on all its candidates for induction. But here's the real skinny on the newcomers to the ballot.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  11. Baseball's popularity in Europe is spreading

    Jim Caple

    With the next World Baseball Classic on the horizon, the popularity of baseball in Europe continues to spread.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  12. Little League experiences evoked by death of a coach

    Jim Caple

    Little League memories and lost youth come to the fore on the occasion of the death of our writer's old coach.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  13. Off Base: Bring baseball back to Olympics!

    Jim Caple

    Pingpong is an Olympic sport. So is badminton. And trampoline. Shooting, too. The always popular rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming as well, of course. And golf is being added for 2016. But baseball is not being played at these Londo...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  14. Bring baseball back to the Olympics

    Jim Caple

    If the International Olympic Committee can't get behind baseball, how about co-ed softball instead? Think of the potential sponsorship opportunities.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  15. 2012 Olympics -- Nick McCrory, David Boudia help snap men's divin...

    Jim Caple

    Before Monday, the U.S. men had not medaled in the sport since the 1996 Olympics, but Nick McCrory and David Boudia changed that.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  16. A way to spice up the MLB All-Star break: Olympic-style mascot ra...

    Jim Caple

    A modest proposal for the All-Star Game: Pit the American League's best racing mascots against the National League's best racing mascots, with home-field advantage at stake!

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2012