Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hurray for Triple A: Game 6 Redux

During last night’s World Series Game 6 ESPN radio broadcast, retired third baseman Aaron Boone, (uber nemesis of the Red Sox for his Game 7 ALCS 2003 home run) complimented the defense. It was nice to hear. “As a former infielder, … Continue reading

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A Royal Third: Venezuelans Dominate Game 4 (and the World Series)

A Royal Third: Venezuelans Dominate Game 4 (and the World Series).

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A Royal Third: Venezuelans Dominate Game 4 (and the World Series)

It’s a good World Series, isn’t it? In New York, it’s not getting a lot of interest, but the locals have moved on to their mediocre hockey, basketball and football teams. Game 1 was a rout, and I must admit I … Continue reading

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Who’ll Wear the Crown? A Litany of Venezuelan October Triumphs

As we look to the heroes of October, past and present. After only three playoff rounds, we finally get to the big payoff: the World Series! Still my favorite week of the sporting year, as the last leaves fall to the … Continue reading

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Strength Up the Middle (of the Country): the KC-VZ Connection

Three Venezuelans–Now That’s a “World” Series! And…the Kansas City Royals have brought Mo’ zura back to the World Series. Remember the I-70 World Series? Whitey Herzog? Were you even born in 1985 when the Royals last won it all? Doesn’t … Continue reading

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A League of their Own: Southern Lights, Northern (Semi-)Stars

While certain sectors of the North American population get excited about the upcoming World Series–my fellow New Yorkers remain parochially aloof without playoff representation–the Venezuelan Winter League began last Thursday, unnoticed on these shores. The Liga Venozolana de Beisbol Profesional … Continue reading

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Venezuelans Gone Wild

I’m not a huge fan of the wild card format, because it supports the illusion that four teams not quite good enough to win their division still deserve a shot at the World Series tournament. This year, fans in Kansas … Continue reading

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