Tag Archives: detroit tigers

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

Posted in american league central, boston red sox, caracas, chicago white sox, felix hernandez, K-Rod, King Felix, latino sports, national league east, New York Mets, new york yankees, roughned odor, rougned odor, strikeout record, texas rangers baseball, Uncategorized, Valencia Venezuela, venezuela, venezuelan athletes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

August 13: Pitchers and Catchers

This week we saw a couple of catchers step to the fore while a surprise pitching duo made their mark. And yes, they’re all Venezuelans. The Mets of Flushing continue to, well, flush their season down the local sewage pipes, … Continue reading

Posted in american league central, american league east, beisbol venezolano, boston red sox, caracas, New York Mets, texas rangers baseball, Uncategorized, Valencia Venezuela, venezuela | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in kansas city royals, latino sports, salvador perez, Uncategorized, venezuela, venezuelan athletes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in american league central, american league east, baseball, beisbol venezolano, boston red sox, K-Rod, luis aparicio, major league baseball, Uncategorized, Valencia Venezuela, venezuela, venezuelan athletes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in american league east, beisbol venezolano, best pitcher ever, caracas, felix hernandez, johan santana, K-Rod, King Felix, latino sports, luis aparicio, negro leagues baseball, pablo sandoval, salvador perez, Uncategorized, Valencia Venezuela, venezuela, venezuelan athletes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Alpha and the Omega

The Detroit Tigers have hosted a conclave of criollos for years. Even their first base coach, Omar Vizquel, is a VZ baseball legend. Today, Aníbal Sánchez started the game for Los Tigres, and Caraqueño Francisco Rodríguez finished it, each buffing … Continue reading

Posted in american league central, baseball, beisbol venezolano, chicago white sox, major league baseball, Uncategorized, Valencia Venezuela, venezuela | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment