Monthly Archives: May 2014

Checking the Box Scores

An Old-School Sunday Morning with scattered Sunday Night Updates I went a bit old-school this morning: I read the newspaper (that’s one of those large black-and-white printed documents) and checked yesterday’s box scores. What fun! The smell of the newsprint, … Continue reading

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A Rainy Night in New York

Edward Mujica made it to the World Series with the Cardinals last season; in the winter, he switched to the winning side, the Red Sox, and the American League. So far, not a great start for the big righty (6’3”, … Continue reading

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Martín Pérez: the Unlucky Lefty

In addition to our usual who’s hot, and who’s not, we have a category to add to our Venezuelan baseball blog: who’s out. This week, it’s Martín Pérez, the Rangers lefty who started the season so promisingly. After going 10-6 … Continue reading

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A-Who? Yangervis Answers da Bell in da Bronx

Around the Horn: May 12 Yangervis Solarte continues to light up the Bronx. In the first game of the Subway Series, Yangervis went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .330—the only regular in the Yankees lineup with an average over … Continue reading

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A Man for All Seasons: Eduardo Escobar

“I like to play.” Eduardo Escobar has become my favorite Venezuelan player of 2014: given an opportunity to play because of an injury to regular shortstop Pedro Florimin, E-squared has played not only shortstop, but third base, and two of … Continue reading

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Shutout Henderson

The Man With Two Last Names Last September 29, Henderson Alvarez closed out an otherwise-forgettable season for the Marlins with a no-hitter. This season, he’s pitched two more shutouts already, including a nice one against the Mets on Tuesday. You … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo, Venezuela-style

Today, I thought I’d just give you a round-the-horn recap of how all our Venezuelan players are doing around the Major Leagues. Happy Cinco de Mayo folks; I’ll have a nice beaker of Venezuelan rum later to mark the occasion. … Continue reading

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