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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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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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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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Maracay: the Road to Nowhere?

On the highway between Caracas and Maracay stands an imcomplete and rusting train track, at some junctures the concrete stanchions unconnected to each other. No high-speed rail will connect the capital and Aragua state any time soon; the money is … Continue reading

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Nice Guys Finish Second, but There’s Gold in the Motor City

Miguel Cabrera is still the richest Venezuelan in Detroit—but Victor Martinez just got a little bit closer. After a stellar season at the plate–he hardly plays the field any longer after some devastating leg injuries–V-Mart turned it on this season, … Continue reading

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