Tag Archives: New York Mets

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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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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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

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Bronx Bummer: Ramón’s Remorse

On Tuesday, with VZBaseball in attendance, Ramón Flores of Barinas did everything right for the hometown Yankees: three hits raised his average a whopping 87 points, and he scored the winning run. In left field, he made a wonderful diving … Continue reading

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