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Gotham: A Tale of Two Shortstops

The Mets began 2o16 with two Venezuelans vying for the shortstop role. As the season winds down and the playoffs loom, only one may remain. Wilmer Flores is a Met fan favorite and always will be, if only for his … Continue reading

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Back in the Race, in a New York Minute

Ronald Torreyes, Wilmer Flores, and Asdrubal Cabrera bring the Gotham squads to the precipice of respectability–and the vaunted Wild Card. Asdrubal has, in a low-key-veteran way, led the Mets this season, and it’s perhaps no surprise that he was out … Continue reading

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The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Azócar

Gary Sanchez has had an incredible start to his New York Yankees career—9 home runs in his first 21 games. A first month like that invokes great debuts of Bronx Past, and one of them, I found out, was the … Continue reading

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August 13: Pitchers and Catchers

This week we saw a couple of catchers step to the fore while a surprise pitching duo made their mark. And yes, they’re all Venezuelans. The Mets of Flushing continue to, well, flush their season down the local sewage pipes, … Continue reading

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Cookie and the King, on the border

The outside world invades our sporting entertainment: on Colombian Independence Day, tens of thousands of Venezuelans are thankful to the neighbors for opening the border for a short period and allowing them to buy the household necessities which are nonexistent … Continue reading

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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

As the July 12 All-Star Break approaches, we take a look at Venezuelans who’ve been noteworthy, for better or worse, this season: Good: Jose  Altuve, Houston. After a slightly slow start the mighty mite of Maracay is posting MVP-like numbers, … Continue reading

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Which Tiger for the Hall?

Detroit has been a font of Venezuelan talent for years now; three intriguing cases for the Hall of Fame will arise in the near future; who’ll be the next of Luis Aparicio’s countrymen to join him in Cooperstown?   Victor … Continue reading

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