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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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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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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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And Starting at Short….

Shortstop will always be the marquee position for Venezuelan baseball. The names are entered in the ledger of history: Aparicio, Concepcion, Guillen, Vizquel. Aparicio, to date, is the only besibolista criollo in Cooperstown. (Vizquel may follow him in the next couple of seasons.) … Continue reading

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Seven Days In January

Seven Days in May appeared in cinemas exactly 51 years ago; the John Frankenheimer film detailed a right-wing plot to overthrow the U.S. government and was released just months after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. While Venezuelan schoolchildren are … Continue reading

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Santana Superb; And Then There Were Two

For all intents and purposes, there are two teams in the hunt for the Serie Caribe in Venezuela: the Caribes themselves (appropriate, no?) and the all-powerful Magallanes. Both teams are 8-3 after 11 second-round games; with five games remaining and … Continue reading

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Round Robin Rages in Opening Stages

From eight teams, the Venezuelan League is reduced to five for the Round Robin series which began Saturday night. For the next three weeks, every team will play each opponent four times. The team with the best record then represents Venezuela … Continue reading

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