Monthly Archives: January 2015

Caribes to the Caribe: 30 is the new 30

There’s a trend in recent years to deduct ten years from one’s age in a dismissive, arrogant way, based perhaps on great leaps in health care and science. “40 is the new 30” or “60 is the new 50” is … Continue reading

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Seven Days In January

Seven Days in May appeared in cinemas exactly 51 years ago; the John Frankenheimer film detailed a right-wing plot to overthrow the U.S. government and was released just months after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. While Venezuelan schoolchildren are … Continue reading

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Santana Superb; And Then There Were Two

For all intents and purposes, there are two teams in the hunt for the Serie Caribe in Venezuela: the Caribes themselves (appropriate, no?) and the all-powerful Magallanes. Both teams are 8-3 after 11 second-round games; with five games remaining and … Continue reading

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Applause! Applause!

Now’s the time when the LVBP gives out its annual awards. And you thought the Golden Globes was cool. Odubel Herrera, late of the Tiburones de la Guaira and soon to be a Philadelphia Phillie, was named Rookie of the Year … Continue reading

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Return of El Gocho

And a Note of Brotherly Love In this Venezuelan Western,  an aging gunslinger saunters down from his mountain-top home: a baseball in his left hand, a weathered pitcher’s glove on his right. He walks with a slight limp, a fresh scar … Continue reading

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Journeyman’s Delight

Nuiman Romero and Chris Leroux are baseball journeymen. While the word may have a negative connotation today, its origins go back to medieval times, when it meant a professional who’d do a day’s work (from the French word for day, journée). … Continue reading

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Round Robin Rages in Opening Stages

From eight teams, the Venezuelan League is reduced to five for the Round Robin series which began Saturday night. For the next three weeks, every team will play each opponent four times. The team with the best record then represents Venezuela … Continue reading

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