Pitchers Osuna, De La Cruz, Crenshaw each record 5th wins

Pitchers Osuna, De La Cruz, Crenshaw each record 5th wins

Although April only ended Sunday and the Mexican League is just over four weeks into its 2017 season, three Liga pitchers have already attained their fifth wins of the young campaign.  Union Laguna moundmates Edgar Osuna ( pictured ) and Dustin Crenshaw are joined by Saltillo starter Frankie de la Cruz as the LMB’s co-wins leaders heading into the month of May. Osuna and Crenshaw […]

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LMB: Leones lengthen lead, Paquin packing, Robo rolling

LMB: Leones lengthen lead, Paquin packing, Robo rolling

While the Mexican League’s Northern Division has been a dogfight over the first month of the 2017 regular season, the LMB South has been more or less the sole domain of the Yucatan Leones thus far.  The 21-11 Lions are the hottest team in the Liga right now, winning 11 of their last 13 games to pull into a five-and-a-half game lead over defending champion […]

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Leones off to fast start; Leon, Durango early surprises

Leones off to fast start; Leon, Durango early surprises

There was nothing shocking about Yucatan winning seven of their first eight games to take an early lead in the Mexican League’s Southern Division standings.  The Leones were considered an early favorite after defending champion Puebla’s roster was gutted in the off-season load up the Monclova Acereros (both teams are owned by Gerardo Benavides), and they opened the season by sweeping Quintana Roo in a […]

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Report: Average LMB ticket price rises 27.4% in 2017

Report: Average LMB ticket price rises 27.4% in 2017

Your professional sports league is returning after a 2016 season marked by declining attendance, with two teams giving up the ghost altogether and moving to new cities last November.  Some of your teams are playing in decaying or undersized (or both) facilities.  Your offseason gains attention primarily for the acrimony among franchise owners that nearly leads to a total shutdown for the next season.  Your […]

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Tabasco: Che Reyes out as skipper, Marco Antonio Guzman in

Tabasco: Che Reyes out as skipper, Marco Antonio Guzman in

As has been chronicled here numerous times, baseball managers are “hired to be fired” is an axiom that seems to be taken to another level in the Mexican League.  Less than three weeks into the 2017 season, there’s already been a dismissal as veteran pilot Enrique “Che” Reyes was let go Monday by the Tabasco Olmecas after a slow start after the team stumbled out […]

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