Jim Caple is a columnist for ESPN.com whose stories routinely feature fake quotes from people in the sports and entertainment world.
Proclaimed as one of ESPN.com’s "Yankees haters," Caple has recently written a book The Devil Wears Pinstripes (ISBN 0-452-28598-4) which, according to Amazon.com, "takes on the rabid fans of baseball’s twenty-six-time World Champions, and offers a decidedly different slant on the New York Yankees—the losers of thirteen World Series."
While diehard Yankee followers may not be among his biggest fans, Caple's columns and pieces on ESPN.com's Page2 offer a unique look at the world of sports. Caple's travelogues, which have included stories covering the Tour de France (Caple chronicled his attempt at completing a full stage of the tour) and a piece where he visited many of the college campuses involved in the NCAA 2005 March Madness, exhibit the columnist's knack for connecting with 20 and 30-something readers and his self-deprecating humor. Caple utilizes Gonzo journalism and often immerses himself in his stories.