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A Conversation with Dan Duqeutte

April 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

It’s completely fine with the Baltimore Orioles if national pundits and soothsayers again pick them to finish close to the bottom of the always competitive American League East. They believed this time last season they were much better than the 100-loss aggregation most predicted, and they took that quiet confidence into a season that eventuated […]

2011 Pre-Season Preview: NL East – Atlanta Braves

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Braves 3B Chipper Jones The Braves begin the new season without long-time manager, Bobby Cox, who stewarded the team to a succession of fourteen consecutive division titles (from 1991-2005, absent the strike-shortened 1994 season), five World Series appearances and a world championship in his 20+ years at the help. The 2011 season will usher in […]

Braves endure schizophrenic campaign

September 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

No wonder Bobby Cox is retiring: he can’t stand the schizophrenic play of his ballclub. The Atlanta Braves have had a nine-game losing streak. They have also had a nine-game winning streak. Their long-time icon, Chipper Jones, said he would retire at the end of the season if he didn’t hit better than he did […]

Jonrón de piernas (Inside the park home run)?

June 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

La mañana de este 10 de junio de 2010, escribía algo sobre el inminente Mundial de Fútbol, cuando mi compañera de trabajo, Meralys, me preguntó “¿Sabes qué es un jonrón de piernas? Venía escuchando las noticias y dijeron que un venezolano había bateado uno. Mientras le explicaba la diferencia entre un jonrón fuera del parque […]