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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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Will He Stay or Will CarGo?

Before Carlos González of Maracaibo, Andres Galarraga of Caracas captured the hearts of Colorado fans, winning the first-ever MLB batting title by a criollo and playing five standout seasons. With a chance at becoming one of the all-time franchise greats, … 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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Opening Days and Nights

MLB has probably trademarked the phrases Opening Day, Opening Night, and Opening Weekend. Let’s have a quick look at the first couple of days of baseball season. Félix Hernández started his ninth opening day for the Mariners, a number which … Continue reading

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Keep on the Sunny (South) Side

The Chicago White Sox finished fourth out of five teams in the AL Central last season, 10 games under .500, 19 games behind the champion Royals, and a scant one game ahead of last-place Detroit. For Southside outfielder Avisail García, … Continue reading

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Applause! Applause!

Now’s the time when the LVBP gives out its annual awards. And you thought the Golden Globes was cool. Odubel Herrera, late of the Tiburones de la Guaira and soon to be a Philadelphia Phillie, was named Rookie of the Year … Continue reading

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