Category Archives: latino sports

Down to the Wire

Is Williams Pérez the next Big Sexy? There are three weeks to go in the MLB season. With ten playoff positions in the offing, there’s plenty to play for, and a number of Venezuelans are in the mix. In the … 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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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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Getting Rough-ned

Roughned Odor is only 22 years old. And he’s now established himself as a baseball bad-ass. Jose Bautista has been mocking pitchers for the past few seasons with a theatrical bat flip after he hits home runs. How this is … Continue reading

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Satch conquers the Natives

Alabama’s own Satchel Paige’s story, well-told by Larry Tye, reminds one of a time not so long ago when the racial divide in this country was more obvious and ugly. Yet black players like Paige were treated as equals when … 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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