Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Dominican Newsbeat

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

WaPo - Smiley Aint Esmailyn No Mo

It’s now the Wilmer Difo show, fo sho.

Alvarez sympathizes with the pressures placed on Dominican players, many trying to improve their family’s financial footing. Players aren’t allowed to officially sign with a major league team until 16, but they are often giving up school and training heavily in their early teens. “What happened to me, I did it because I didn’t know how else to get ahead,” he said.

EDIT: Link shortened. Jim.

boteman Posted: January 06, 2015 at 04:29 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: captain_leatherpants, dominican, nationals, prospects

Monday, December 29, 2014

Starlin Castro’s agent says he could move to the USA

Good idea.

Spahn Insane Posted: December 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, dominican

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Economist: Gone too soon (Oscar Taveras)

Don’t blame bad roads for Oscar Taveras’s death.  Lax enforcement of driving laws and a culture that celebrates speeding are at fault.

Less than 10% of tickets issued for vehicular infractions ever get paid, and the prevalence of drive-through liquor stores and alcohol sales at petrol stations expose drivers to constant temptation…
Many Dominicans looking for work have responded by scraping out a living ferrying passengers on motoconchos, or motorcycle taxis, which are extremely popular because of their low cost and ability to navigate back roads in rural areas. Such drivers routinely pack multiple passengers onto their back seats without helmets.

David Concepcion de la Desviacion Estandar (Dan R) Posted: October 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: dominican

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sebastian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(222 - 3:29pm, Mar 04)
Last: Moses Taylor, Moses Taylor

NewsblogPositive Howard looking forward, not behind
(24 - 3:28pm, Mar 04)
Last: JRVJ

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(661 - 3:27pm, Mar 04)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogRosenthal wants to avoid creating jams : Sports
(8 - 3:25pm, Mar 04)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-4-2015
(15 - 3:25pm, Mar 04)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogMets ask Billy Bean to suit up, but how do players feel about gay player in baseball?
(117 - 3:21pm, Mar 04)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogKlapisch: It's time to give Alex Rodriguez a chance - Sports - NorthJersey.com
(3 - 3:21pm, Mar 04)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(27 - 3:11pm, Mar 04)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(514 - 3:11pm, Mar 04)
Last: Bitter Mouse

NewsblogDeadspin: "Sports Analytics" Is Bullshit Now
(30 - 3:06pm, Mar 04)
Last: Der-K is at full whelm.

NewsblogCubs strike out twice in bid for extended Wrigley construction hours | Chicago
(20 - 3:04pm, Mar 04)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogReports: Wright confronts Syndergaard - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
(36 - 2:44pm, Mar 04)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogLOOK: The leg-kick of Murray State's John Lollar is something to behold - CBSSports.com
(3 - 2:37pm, Mar 04)
Last: Jim (jimmuscomp)

NewsblogAdam Dunn, Juan Pierre, and Why We Need WAR «
(33 - 2:22pm, Mar 04)
Last: Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy

NewsblogMLBAM Player-Tracking System Is Set for Coming-Out Party This Year : Sports Video Group
(2 - 1:20pm, Mar 04)
Last: Steve Parris, Je t'aime

Page rendered in 0.9128 seconds
57 querie(s) executed