The Off Base year ahead in MLB

You read it here first! Everything that will happen, before it … well, happens

Originally Published: January 1, 2014
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

My annual That Was the Year That Wasn't in Sports column, about 2013, appeared on ESPN.com earlier. Now it's time to take a look at what doesn't lie ahead in baseball in 2014.

Jan. 8: After electing no one in 2013, the BBWAA actually elects four players (yes, four!) to the Hall of Fame -- Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio -- in what must be considered the biggest-ever upset for baseball writers except passing up the free hot dogs in the back of the ...

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