Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Boys of Winter

Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths; … Continue reading

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Maracucho Migration Meme: Eagles Head North

In my adopted home town we just had an Eagle Festival, celebrating the grand return of our national bird to the banks of the Hudson River. Pushed to the brink of extinction 50 years ago, the majestic Bald Eagle has … Continue reading

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Alas Anzoátegui!

The Caribes of Anzoátegui beat all comers between Monday and Friday: the Gigantes of the Dominican Republic; the Tomateros (tomato growers) of Culiacán, Mexico; the Cangrejeros (crabbers) of Santurce, Puerto Rico; the Vegueros (tobacco growers) of Rio de Pinar, Cuba. … Continue reading

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Of Tomatoes and Tobacco: To the Semifinals!

It’s not that hard to make the semifinals of a tournament in which there are only 5 teams. The mighty Caribes of Anzoátegui did it easily, winning their second consecutive game of the Caribbean Series yesterday in a 6-5 come-from-behind … Continue reading

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Up Anzoátegui!

The Caribes of Anzoátegui began the Caribbean Series as they ended the final series in Venezuela, with a convincing victory. Manager of the Year Omar Lopez’s team beat host Puerto Rico, represented by Roberto Clemente’s old team the Cangrejeros (Crabbers) of … Continue reading

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The San Juan Express; or, Thank You, Mr. Morales

Today, a brief post. Venezuela begins play today in the Serie del Caribe, or Caribbean Series, at historic Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The series was the brainchild of a Venezuelan businessman/baseball-man, Pablo Morales, based on the … Continue reading

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