Logo of Serie del Caribe
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The Best in the Carribean

Like most readers of this website, I am eagerly anticipating the upcoming Serie del Caribe. Last year’s tournament was action-packed with lots of tense, great baseball. I expect much the same from this year’s tournament. That’s even with the news dropping last week that the winner of Serie Nacional de Béisbol will not be participating […]

Evan MacLane on the mound for Orientales
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Life and Baseball

An oft returned to topic on this site is that of the non-linear nature of baseball. There are numerous players who highlight the myriad of ways in which baseball across the board does not fit into the neat little boxes we create for them. A player may meet all the marks of their professional development […]

Xavier Batista conducting a preseason interview for Leones del Escogido.
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The Bauble in LIDOM

About halfway through this past Central League (JPCL) season, I wrote about the interesting career path of Xavier Batista. At the time he deserved all the praise in the world for having turned his career around. The Hiroshima Toyo Carp slugger had gone from a prospect to out of baseball to a developmental prospect again […]