Tag Archives: major league baseball

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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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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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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Philly Phever

After years of Detroit leading the Majors in Venezuelan players, it seems the Phillies have taken their place this year–with surprising results. Many pundits foresaw the Mets-Nationals duel for supremacy in the NL East. But not many would have had … Continue reading

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Getting Rough-ned

Roughned Odor is only 22 years old. And he’s now established himself as a baseball bad-ass. Jose Bautista has been mocking pitchers for the past few seasons with a theatrical bat flip after he hits home runs. How this is … Continue reading

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King Crumbles, Elvis Starts Rockin’, Stuffing the Ballot Box

One of the hip books in recent years has been Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. I personally found it a bit of a bore, but who I  am to judge public opinion? However, always one to glom on to a pop culture reference, … Continue reading

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¿Quien es mas macho?

We of a certain age remember a funny game-show-themed skit from the original Saturday Night Live entitled “Quien es Mas Macho?” where contestants had to decide which Latino star best exemplified male bravado: “Quien es mas macho: Ricardo Montalban o Ricky Ricardo?” The … Continue reading

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