Category Archives: luis aparicio

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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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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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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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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JESÚS Loves Me, Yes I Know: Last Night in Caracas

The beginning and the end. The alpha and the omega. Old friends and new aquaintences.  A steamy Saturday night in Caracas with a frigid Monday morning awaiting me in New York. So we reach the end of this two-week chapter … Continue reading

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Bob Abreu: the Lion in Winter

Two years ago Bob Abreu ate himself out of a Major League job. He returned with Leones of Caracas in 2013-14, enough to get him a spot on the New York Mets roster, where he acted as mentor to young Valenciano … Continue reading

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A Hall of Fame, A Life Well Lived

To view Carlos Daniel Cardenas’ life as a tragedy would be missing the point. It’s not how long you live, but how much. To live only 20 years, but to fulfil one’s passion–that truly is living. In Carlos Daniel’s name … Continue reading

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