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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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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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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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Maracaibo: 50 Shades of Orange

Zulia is all about the orange–from the burnt orange of the infield dirt at Estadio Luis Aparicio El Grande, to the Mobilnet and Gatorade advertising boards on the outfield fence, to the electric orange shoes of the home-team infield, every … Continue reading

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Valencia: Small Coffee, to Go

Strike up a conversation with a big styrofoam hat, and chances are you’ll get a story. Thus it is with Iris Maluenga and her son, Cheo, in the corridors of Jose Bernardo Perez Stadium in Valencia, on this November Friday night. Iris is … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Orlando Arcia

The taxi drives past a pet store on Avenida Cedeño, bright yellow canaries and parakeets inside, brown sparrows alighting outside. I consider the old poem; I know why the caged bird sings. Am I outside looking in, or the other … Continue reading

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