Monthly Archives: July 2014

Quality Callaspo, off Qualls

  Here’s what championships are made of, folks: trailing the woeful Astros by three runs in the top of the ninth inning, the A’s plate six and win the game. This avoids the ignominy of two consecutive losses to the … Continue reading

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Yangervis: One in a Million? The San Diego Bay Watch Continues

  Yangervis Solarte is 7-for-21 in his first five games as a Padre. On Sunday, to wrap a 5-for-13 weekend series against Chicago, he rapped his seventh home run of 2014 (and his MLB career, since this is his first … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Lights

A July 24 retrospective of all things Venezuelan and Major League. The Red Sox are pretty darned average this year. Edwin Mujica and Felix Doubront have been part of that mediocrity by the Fens: 5.45 and 5.22 ERAs respectively. They … Continue reading

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Purgatory to Padre: The Ballad of Yangervis Solarte

 Go West, Young Man, or, to be Chased out of the Bronx The notion that Yangervis Solarte was a 26-year-old diamond-in-the-rough–a .330 hitter trapped in the purgatory of the Texas Rangers/Minnesota Twins farm system—has likely been put to rest. After … Continue reading

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It Came from the Swamps: The Lefty of Los Llanos

Hello fans and welcome back to the “second half.” Honestly, the teams play more than 90 games before the All-Star game, so it’s not exactly the halfway point. But I digress from the subject at hand: the first weekend of … Continue reading

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Live from Minnesota: Bombs on the Field, Bombs at the Microphone

I listened to ESPN’s radio broadcast of the All Star Game last night. It was relatively pleasant, all in all. The main problem was whenever there was a musical interlude. How hard is it to get good singers? This is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Big Show, Carlos Sanchez

Novato en las grandes ligas In my endless quest to find Venezuelan big-leaguers to report on, I did a summary a few weeks ago which determined that 21 out of MLB’s 30 teams had real live Venezolanos on their active … Continue reading

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