Monthly Archives: July 2015

i Deadlines, Deadlines…

Baseball enters the stretch run, and again, we lament poor Wilmer Flores: a gentleman in a world where there are so few. Wilmer’s in-game, teary-eyed meltdown was so unnecessary–because the Mets ultimately deemed Carlos Gomez of Milwaukee too much of … Continue reading

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Son of a Falcon

Sokolovich is one of the many name variations on sokol, which means “falcon” in Serbian. (Sokolovic means “son of falcon.”) A decent-sized Serbian population settled in Venezuela, and there’s even a Serbian Orthodox Church in Maracay, where recently “on the … Continue reading

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The Dog Days Are Here

On an oppressive 95-degree day in Yankee Stadium today, Felix Hernandez pitched six innings and was lifted after 97 pitches and one earned run. In the eighth, Mark Teixeira rocketed a homer off relief man Fernando Rodney, and that was … Continue reading

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(All) Stars and Stripes

This past weekend was both US Independence Day and Venezuelan Independence Day (July 4 and July 5, respectively). Watching the evening baseball highlights on Saturday, at the intersection of the two nation’s anniversaries, we were reminded of the many criollo … Continue reading

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The Cookie and the King

They call Carlos Carrasco “Cookie” in Cleveland, because he has a sweet tooth. He had a real sweet game on Wednesday, coming within one pitch of a no-hitter. He’s now 10-6 after getting bonked on the chin with a line … Continue reading

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