Monthly Archives: April 2015

Do the Right Thing: Table for 47

It’s often said the professional athletes earn too much money and that society should focus its resources on other things, like education and housing. But sometimes these millionaire ballplayers do the right thing with their cash. Take Martín Prado of the … Continue reading

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Mora! Mora! Mora!

This week, Melvin Mora of Agua Negra, Yaracuy State, was elected to the Baltimore Orioles’ Hall of Fame. That’s not a bad place to be; the O’s have a storied history with 10 members in the big Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. … Continue reading

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¡Ya Basta! As Much VZ BB as You Can Handle

The Mets lead Major League Baseball with a 9-game win streak and an 11-3 record, their first such start since the ’86 championship campaign. Last night young Wilmer Flores, whom the team spent most of the off-season trying to replace, went 2-for-4 to … Continue reading

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¿Quien es mas macho?

We of a certain age remember a funny game-show-themed skit from the original Saturday Night Live entitled “Quien es Mas Macho?” where contestants had to decide which Latino star best exemplified male bravado: “Quien es mas macho: Ricardo Montalban o Ricky Ricardo?” The … Continue reading

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In Philadelphia, the Odubel Tolls for Thee

On the second Tuesday of April, we begin with a spring perennial. King Félix Hernández dominated on Opening Day, but developed quad tightness in his second start on Sunday, a no-decision. He’s 1-0, but proof positive of what retired MLB pitcher Bobby Ojeda once said: … Continue reading

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Finish What Ya Started?

Today’s title comes from a post-David-Lee-Roth Van Halen song, apparently inspired by Sammy Hagar’s nocturnal marital activities, which no one need delve into too deeply. We are a family blog, after all. But–Carlos Carrasco, what the heck? He’s just signed … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Orange Jhoulys

The MLB season is just two days old, and already we’ve seen King Félix Hernández work his usual opening-day magic, this time against the Angels of Anaheim. He gave up a first-inning homer to budding star Mike Trout, then wickedly denied his division … Continue reading

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