Verka Serduchka

  • joined Mar 27, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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The Daily Revolution

Every now and again it hits you, you know, those moments where you remember you're blessed to be alive and taking in every detail carefully and consciously.  In my younger days, I would often find...


Eye Witness Report: Niño Destructor

To be honest, it was one of the more boring baseball games I have ever seen.  The normal chaos that is watching Dominican baseball was surprisingly absent.  The stadium was maybe 4/5 empty and the...


Kids To Baseball Bats

It has been a particularly complicated year.  Checking the date of my last fanpost, it strikes me that the world has made quite a few rotations in its annual slow-steady progression around the sun...

Edge of Sports, David Zirin


I wanted to post the link to David Zirin's website were he reports the intersection of sports and politics. Right now he has a really good interview with Alonzo Mourning and also an article about a spontaneous protest against the Israeli invasion of Gaza that erupted at a pro basketball game in Turkey this week. Isreal/Palestine is not ever a simple or pretty discussion, but I am a little surprised that we have been absolutely silent here about the atrocities that have occurred in Gaza recently.

The Wagon Vs. El Niño Destructor

I have just returned home from my local colmado where I witnessed an interesting moment in the Reds' offseason: The people's wagon, Edinson Vólquez, on the mound against the one and only Niño...


Island Update: Soto to be pitchng coach in baseball classic, Vólquez is is signed up to play

From the Diaro Libre last Tuesday, November 18:   SANTO DOMINGO. El comité organizador del equipo dominicano que participará en el Clásico Mundial 2009 presentó este lunes a Mario Soto como el...

Brandon Marshall's Attempted Political Statement


Anyone watch Brandon Marshall's attempted touchdown celebration get called off by his teammates last Thursday? A very interesting moment for sports in light of the 40 year anniversary of the events of the '68 Olympics.


Saber The Moment

Ok, so I am started to really getting into thinking about what is the best statistical measure of offensive ability.I realize I had a very mistaken impression of slugging.  I thought walks were...


Are You Watching This Soccer Match?

Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool. Golaso....


Island Update- Vólquez en route for Cy Young

I have been in the Cincinnati for a few weeks now and the weather here has been incredible.  I have enjoyed seeing the family, and friends, and have spent many evenings playing soccer late into the...



On Wednesday I started my trek from Santo Domingo back to Cincinnati.  I flew through Miami into Richmond, VA where a friend came down from DC (yup, BDuk the friend with the sweet potato butter who...


Island Update: Baker supports Encarnacion, Soto helps Cueto

Today, the Listin Diario ran an article based on an interview with Edwin Encarnacion.  I am translating from the paper and for some reason there is no link to the article on the net.  Some notable...


Island Update: The Good, The Bad(ass), and The Ugly

First, the ugly:  My house was robbed on Sunday afternoon and my labtop was stolen.  If that wasn't bad enough, I happened to be in my home when the 3 thieves entered.  They held me, my partner,...


Sports Blogs and Community

In my opinion, there is something about community that makes everything better.  I think that is no less true when it comes to rooting for the Reds. Let me explain.  For about two years, I was...


Cueto's Debut Bested Only By Marichal's

    Cueto was all over the Dominican press this morning including a color photo on the top left corner of the front page of Hoy. The headline reads "Johnny Cueto- Un debut como los grandes,"...


25 Man Roster Prediction Reflection

Brazil was really a great place to be for a week.  I had a great time visiting friends and seeing Sao Paulo a bit, before going through a really intense training to be a staffer at an international...


25 Man Roster Predictions

I am heading to Sao Paulo, Brazil tomorrow for the week, so I wanted to say bye for a few days, and also thanks for a fun couple of weeks here at RR.  I have been a reader off and on for the past...


Sabernomics and Social Change

In addition to thinking a lot about baseball, I also spend a lot of time thinking about and working towards social change. I would like to share some insights about sabermetrics, the scientific...


Eye Witness Account: Game 7 of DWL Series Final

The Dominican Winter League series final ended yesterday with the Aguilas Cibaeñas taking the championship in 8 games, with a 2-1 victory over the Licey Tigres.  I had a chance to go to game 7,...


"Encarnación Leads attack in triumph of Aguilas over Licey"

EdE had a big night for the Eagles yesterday in the DR Winter League:"SANTO DOMINGO.- Las Águilas Cibaeñas atacaron a palos limpios el pitcheo azul en las tres primeras entradas con una ofensiva...


Dominican Winter League

I'm a long time Reds fan and have been a silent observer here at RR for over a year now.  I recently moved to the Dominican Republic to teach English and work with an organization doing grass roots...

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