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Voces de béisbol y ecología (Voices of baseball and ecology)

November 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Es el título de un texto que escribí inspirado en la primera vez que asistí a un juego del béisbol profesional venezolano. El pasado 30 de octubre se cumplieron 40 años de aquella tarde cuando esperé en Colinas de Bello Monte la llegada del Mercedes Benz de Rubén Campos. Ya casi eran las seis de […]

New Look for the Astros in August

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The month of August represents a turning point in the future performance of the Astros. Gone are Hunter Pence, Michael Bourn and Jeff Keppinger to be replaced by several promising rookies this year and some promising prospects in the years to come. So far, it has worked well. Three players promoted from AA Corpus Christi […]

A Composite Portrait of Barry Bonds Before He Reached the Majors

March 5, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

These items are pulled together from various articles in newspapers from 1974 to early 1986. They’re presented here to shed some light on Bonds’ early personality and the talent and power he displayed before reaching the majors, many years before the steroids talk began. In 1974, Barry Bonds’ father, Bobby, left the Giants for the […]

Batting Leader Steve Moss Is Loving Life in Bridgeport

July 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It has been nearly 30 years since Reggie Smith last terrorized major league pitchers with an often lethal bat which made him one of the all-time great switch-hitters.  He helped get Boston to a World Series and the Los Angeles Dodgers to three more while hitting 314 regular-season home runs and topping 1,000 in both […]

Strasburg in Syracuse Start Six: The Windup

June 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s the fifth inning of Stephen Strasburg’s last minor league start. After Pedro Lopez flew out aimlessly to center, Strasburg himself reached out beyond the far side of the plate on an 0-2 count and slapped a ball back up the middle. Left fielder Boomer Whiting, a new call up for the Chiefs, then hit […]

Strasburg in Syracuse: Start Two: Dwarfing, Part I

May 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ballplayers, they say, are superstitious; which doesn’t mean that everyone else isn’t, too. After Saturday’s interruption at Alliance Bank Stadium, I simply do not have the heart to drive back to the scene five days later. Through no fault of its own, the park is now a cursed site for me. I am at my […]

Strasburg In Harrisburg: Education Day

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s Education Day at Metro Bank Park, and 10:30 a.m. when home plate umpire Joel Hospodka points at Stephen Strasburg and calls for the first pitch. ‘Education Day’ is an attempt to put a noble mask on ‘get-out-of-town’ day: both the Senators and the Reading Phillies need to travel, and what better way to leave […]