Category Archives: salvador perez

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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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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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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