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  1. 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
  2. World Baseball Classic title means everything to the Dominicans

    Jim Caple

    The Dominicans' unbeaten title run highlighted the WBC, which might not have registered with the U.S. audience, but did so everywhere else.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  3. Stage is set for Puerto Rico against the Dominican Republic in th...

    Jim Caple

    Stage is set for Puerto Rico against the Dominican Republic in the finals of the World Baseball Classic, with the Dominicans trying to become the first team to run the table at the WBC.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  4. Netherlands a real threat to win World Baseball Classic

    Jim Caple

    The Netherlands, once just a feel-good story in the World Baseball Classic, is now a team that's a legitimate threat to win the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  5. WBC - Japan's loss Puerto Rico's gain

    Jim Caple

    A key hit by Alex Rios and a key baserunning mistake to squelch a rally helped propel Puerto Rico past Japan, ending a WBC three-peat threat.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  6. Japan seeking third World Baseball Classic title

    Jim Caple

    Japan sits just two wins from a third WBC title in as many attempts heading into its semifinal game against Puerto Rico.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2013
  7. WBC - Team USA advances in WBC

    Jim Caple

    Team USA advances and heads to Miami after rallying to beat Canada in their high-stakes, win-or-go-go-home WBC game.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  8. WBC - Canada wins WBC brawl with Mexico

    Jim Caple

    Canada needed to win and Mexico couldn't afford to lose as pressure-packed WBC baseball boiled over into an on-field fight.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2013
  9. USA shocked by Mexico's win - WBC

    Jim Caple

    Losing to Mexico puts the U.S. team in mathematical bind whose best solution is to win, win again and hope.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  10. USA takes team built to win into WBC

    Jim Caple

    Not to worry that some of America's best players aren't on Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Joe Torre's group taking the field this weekend looks just fine without them.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  11. WBC - Italy celebrates double walkoff over Canada

    Jim Caple

    Italy looks like a contender after its double-walk-off, mercy-rule victory over Canada moved the Italians one step closer to the second round.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Italy stuns Mexico with ninth-inning rally against Sergio Romo - ...

    Jim Caple

    Say what you want about the WBC, but Italy's comeback win against Mexico showed why it sure beats spring training games.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  14. MLB team spring training notes we'd like to see

    Jim Caple

    All the team by team spring training notes fit to make up.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  15. WBC: Team USA in need of first baseman after Mark Teixeira injury...

    Jim Caple

    Team USA must conduct an 11th-hour search for a first baseman to replace Mark Teixeira, who dropped out of the WBC on Tuesday because of an injury.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  16. The Off Base State of the Game address on MLB

    Jim Caple

    The president spoke to the nation Tuesday night. Now it's Off Base's turn. And you know what? Compared to the state of the union, Major League Baseball looks marvelous.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013