Monthly Archives: March 2015

Goodbye, Victor

Yesterday, Victor Sanchez, a young pitching prospect for the Seattle Mariners and the Leones of Caracas, died after being in a coma for 44 days. On Valentine’s Day, he was in a terrible car accident in Playa Medina, Sucre, and … Continue reading

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And Starting at Short….

Shortstop will always be the marquee position for Venezuelan baseball. The names are entered in the ledger of history: Aparicio, Concepcion, Guillen, Vizquel. Aparicio, to date, is the only besibolista criollo in Cooperstown. (Vizquel may follow him in the next couple of seasons.) … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me Fat, Stupid

Our last post began the list of Venezuelan All-Stars, by position. Today, for a special reason, we’ll just cover just two infield positions–at the corners, Miguel Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval. Read on. One of the first “news” items out of … Continue reading

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Marching Forward: Pre-Season All-Stars

Gentle reader: forgive the absence of your trusted scribe. I believe the bitter New York winter muted my pen and stilled my thought processes for a bit. As the calendar has turned to March, and Spring and Opening Day are just … Continue reading

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