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  1. MLB - How to spend your summer baseball vacation

    Jim Caple

    It's officially summer (finally!), and you've got time off coming. Here's how to spend some quality baseball time with the family on your summer vacation.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  2. MLB -- Umps correctly fixed blown call

    Jim Caple

    With Max Scherzer, the AL's best pitcher, on the mound for Game 6, the Tigers like their chances.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2013
  3. Ask the Ump when confused about MLB rules

    Jim Caple

    When is a home run not a home run? How many pitching changes can you fit on the head of a pin? For answers to these and other baseball rules questions, just 'Ask The Ump!'

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  4. Baseball's Hall of Fame faces shady future

    Jim Caple

    Owners in pinstriped suits. Umpires. General managers. But players? Not so much. Welcome to the Baseball Hall of Fame's future.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  5. New York Yankees need to stop complaining

    Jim Caple

    Instead of accepting that they trail 0-2 in the ALCS, the Yankees decided to whine about an umpire's blown call.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2012
  6. For aspiring major league umpires, the road is long and hard

    Jim Caple

    Balls. Strikes. Outs. What more do you need to know about umpiring? Much, much more, apparently.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2011
  7. Controversial non-strike call goes against Minnesota Twins in 5-2...

    Jim Caple

    The controversial non-strike call wasn't the only reason the Twins fell to the Yankees, 5-2, in ALDS Game 2, but it certainly didn't help.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2010
  8. Minor league umpires have a long road to major leagues.

    Jim Caple

    EVERETT, Wash. -- The greatest line an umpire gets to speak is "Play Ball!" But what happens when a team refuses? That's the dilemma umpire Matthew Mullins faced as the home plate ump two nights before I made my Baseball in the Backyard stop at Eve...

    Blog | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  9. Jim Caple: Minor league umpires have long road to majors

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple checks in with minor league umpires Matthew Mullins and Matt Heersema, who make $60 per game, rarely get days off and are competing against each other to move up.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  10. Roberto Alomar's mistake pales by comparison

    Jim Caple

    Roberto Alomar's mistakes pale by comparison to others who have made the Hall.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2010
  11. 2009 ALCS: Three umpire errors in Game 4 point to the need to exp...

    Jim Caple

    The need to expand instant replay was once again demonstrated by three umpire errors in Game 4 of the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2009
  12. ALCS: Home plate ump has some style

    Jim Caple

    4:40 p.m. ET Home plate umpire Bill Miller did his best Leslie Nielsen imitation on a pitch to Jorge Posada in the second innning. Miller gave an emphatic strike call, all but moon-walking to the dugout. It was so emphatic, in fact, that Posada dec...

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2009
  13. Bud's in the house

    Jim Caple

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Such is the state of sports in the past week that Bud Selig suddenly finds himself in an unfamiliar spot. He's finally the commissioner with the least amount of controversy in his lap. No umpires are under investigation for fixing s...

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2007
  14. Umpire-manager arguments lost in translation

    Jim Caple

    The WBC should have umpires who speak the same language as the managers ... for argument's sake, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2006
  15. Still plenty of baseball to be played

    Jim Caple

    Raw deal or no raw deal, the Angels understand they have to turn the page.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2005
  16. Mr. Eddings ... you're guilty

    Jim Caple

    Did the Angels get a raw deal by the umpires in their Game 2 loss to the White Sox? You're darn right they did.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2005