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The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Azócar

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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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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Flores Flowers in Flushing

Some guys I just root a bit harder for than others. 23-year-old Wilmer Flores of Valencia is one of them. All winter the Mets tried to find another shortstop, thinking Wilmer wasn’t up to the task, especially on defense. As … 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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