Monthly Archives: June 2014

Cargo and the (not) Big C

or, ballplayers are human, too. Back in May, All-Star Carlos Gonzalez left a game against the Mets, citing pain in his finger. Met fans will recall, of course, that this was after he already bashed a home run. Since then, … Continue reading

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Goin’ to Kansas City (via Valencia, Puerto la Cruz, and La Sabana)

“You no mas amigo.” And now in first place in the American League Central…it’s the Kansas City Royals. In a showdown between the two MLB teams with the largest compliment of Venezuelan players, the men from Missouri have ripped off … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When I saw “Leon, S.” in the boxscore for the Washington Nationals, my first thought, as a movie buff, was Sergio Leone, who directed Clint Eastwood’s “spaghetti westerns” in the mid-sixties. Of course, the Leon on the capitol city’s squad … Continue reading

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Give the Pitchers Some

 Johan: A Farewell to Arms? We heard the bad news a few days ago that Johan Santana, days away from returning to MLB for the Baltimore Orioles, was shot down not by his oft-injured shoulder, but by a torn Achilles … Continue reading

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Alberto Callaspo and the Art of the Quality At-Bat

Live from New York: due to the vageries of MLB scheduling, the Mariners had to buzz back through the Bronx on Monday for a make-up date with the Yankees. The Yankees would have preferred to defer: Felix Hernandez’ turn was … Continue reading

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As May Turns to June

As the month of May comes to an end and we pass the one-third post of the 2014 campaign, many Venezuelan stars are still shining bright in the MLB firmament. Noteworthy this past week: Felix Hernandez continued to rule the pitching … Continue reading

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