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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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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

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Battery-Powered Bosox

You have to take your breaks where you find them. On Saturday, young Eduardo Perez of Valencia, and lately, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, home of the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate, made his first start since returning to the Fens of … Continue reading

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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

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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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And They’re Off!

On the real Opening Day of Major League Baseball–forget the marketing hype of Sunday Night B-ball–two Valencianos from Venezuela will take the mound, a continent apart. At exactly the same time (4:10 pm EST), Felix Hernandez and Henderson Alvarez will … Continue reading

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Alas Anzoátegui!

The Caribes of Anzoátegui beat all comers between Monday and Friday: the Gigantes of the Dominican Republic; the Tomateros (tomato growers) of Culiacán, Mexico; the Cangrejeros (crabbers) of Santurce, Puerto Rico; the Vegueros (tobacco growers) of Rio de Pinar, Cuba. … Continue reading

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