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  1. Mariners' next opponent: the road

    Jim Caple

    When the 2014 schedule was planned last year, I wrote how the schedule-makers hosed the West Coast teams in general and the Mariners in particular. How bad has it been? The Mariners' schedule has them flying more miles than any other team this sea...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. MLB - Batting practice, the game before the game

    Jim Caple

    When the first pitch is thrown, the game begins. But earlier, before the crowd files in and the umps take the field . . . that's when the work is done. The beauty of batting practice.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Seattle skillfully utilizing player options

    Jim Caple

    Seattle rookie James Paxton, whom scouts are raving about, pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings Tuesday night to beat Texas and improve his record to 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA. The Mariners optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma the next day. Why did they do this?...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  5. MLB - Jesus Montero's rejection of an ice cream sandwich

    Jim Caple

    So Jesus Montero took umbrage at the gift of an ice cream sandwich Thursday? Bet he'd have had a different reaction if it was Dippin' Dots.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. MLB - American League teams and their dog day dogs

    Jim Caple

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

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  9. Padres remember San Diego's brightest star

    Jim Caple

    SEATTLE -- When third baseman Chase Headley took the field for the San Diego Padres for their game against the Seattle Mariners on Monday night he knew he would be thinking of Tony Gwynn. "I think it would be hard not to, after losing someone who ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  10. MLB - Mariners pitcher Chris Young battles back

    Jim Caple

    Mariners pitcher Chris Young survived thoracic outlet syndrome and a line drive to the face off the bat of Albert Pujols. No wonder he's appreciative of his strong start this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2014
  11. MLB - Mothers the most underappreciated people in baseball

    Jim Caple

    A nod on this Mother's Day to the most underappreciated people in baseball: the moms who made it possible for all of us to play.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  12. MLB - Robinson Cano returns to New York as a Seattle Mariner

    Jim Caple

    New York has always been a nice place to visit. And this week for the first time, that's how Robinson Cano will experience it -- with the visiting Seattle Mariners, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Almonte an option in M's outfield

    Jim Caple

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Asked about the Mariners' outfield defense Saturday morning, new Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said, "It can't be any worse than it was last year. We had a horrible defensive outfield last year." The Tigers' hitting coach in 20...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  15. The Off Base spring training notes you might have missed

    Jim Caple

    What's REALLY happening in Florida and Arizona? The Off Base spring training notes tell the truth, the whole truth and anything BUT the truth.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  16. MLB - Robinson Cano raises Mariners' status in Seattle

    Jim Caple

    Robinson Cano should boost the Mariners' status in Seattle, where they had fallen in popularity.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2013