Category Archives: major league baseball

The Road to Glory

World Series, Game 1. 50 degrees and cloudy by Lake Erie. I wish they’d start at least one Fall Classic matchup before 8:00 pm. I bet the fans in Cleveland and Chicago do, too. The only Venezuelan news of note … 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 Az√≥car

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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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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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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Philly Phever

After years of Detroit leading the Majors in Venezuelan players, it seems the Phillies have taken their place this year–with surprising results. Many pundits foresaw the Mets-Nationals duel for supremacy in the NL East. But not many would have had … 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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