Ugueth Urbina Is Out Of Prison, Still Has His Fastball

It's odd that no one's really gotten to the bottom of what happened with decorated reliever Ugueth Urbina in Venezuela in 2005. Just before the season began, his mother was rescued from kidnappers in a commando-style operation, after being held for ransom for five months. Just after the season, in which he pitched for… » 12/26/12 11:50am 12/26/12 11:50am

The Tenth-And-One-Third Inning: The Documentary Ken Burns Should've…

Ken Burns's The Tenth Inning has a lot going for it. However, thorough as he may be, Burns missed out on one of the biggest stories of the last two decades in baseball. » 9/29/10 5:30pm 9/29/10 5:30pm

Venezuela Not Big On Cutting Athletes Breaks

If you were thinking former big league reliever Ugueth Urbina was going to get off easy during his trial for attacking a guy with a machete, worry not: Urbina has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. » 3/28/07 12:00pm 3/28/07 12:00pm

Ugie's "Friday The 13th" Moment

We have to say, as far as free agents jockeying for leverage go, we're getting some excellent case studies in how not to handle one's self. Matt Lawton proved the "getting tested positive for steroids" theory of bargaining doesn't work, and now Ugueth Urbina is mastering the "being arrested for attempted murder" ploy. » 11/08/05 10:45am 11/08/05 10:45am

Do Not Steal From Ugueth Urbina. Seriously.

Philadelphia Phillies reliever Ugueth Urbina takes his personal property very seriously. At a welcome-home party for the pitcher in his native Venezuela, after many drinks, Urbina discovered that one of his laborers might have stolen a firearm. According to a witness, his response was measured, rational and logical: … » 10/19/05 11:20am 10/19/05 11:20am