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Santo Domingo.- The embattled ex Major League pitcher Pascual (Cuta) Perez was killed  Thursday during an armed robbery at his residence in the town of Haina, 10 miles west of the capital.

The hurler received his Major League Baseball pension money yesterday, and the likely motive for the fatal assault and a stab wound to the neck.  He was reportedly suffering from an ailment at the time of the attack.

A 12- year veteran of the Dominican Winter League, Perez pitched eight seasons with Santiago’s Aguilas and four with Santo Domingo’s Tigres, racking up 44 wins and a 2.86 ERA to become one of the best Dominican pitchers.

In the U.S. Perez played with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos and the New York Yankees, in addition to the 1983 MLB All-Star Game.

Among “Cuta’s” antics were getting lost on the way to the stadium, often showing up late for practice, and goofy expressions on the diamond.

His two brothers, Mélido and Carlos, as well as his cousin Vladimir, also made it to the Majors.

Melido Perez said his brother, 54, was murdered 5am today. He said he suffered from a terminal liver disease.

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Written by: raulm, 1 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
From: United States
That's a shame. I remember Pascual Perez from the Atlanta Braves. He was a funny, I mean really, really funny guy, all the time. When he first came to Atlanta he was supposed to start and drove around I-285 two or three times looking for the stadium, arrived maybe around the second or third inning running on the field. The comical part is the I-285 go's in circle around Atlanta and the stadium is on I-75/85. But rest in peace Pascual your will be missed. It a shame you have to walk around with your guards up not being about to trust anyone these days.
Written by: Ricardolito, 1 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Regrettably it is a reflection of life in and around Haina...RIP
Written by: dreadlocks, 1 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
From: United States
says Ricardolito

Written by: Ricardolito, 1 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
From: Dominican Republic, vieja Santo Domingo
Regrettably it is a reflection of life in and around Haina...RIP

so true. Haina is the as*hole of the area.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 1 Nov 2012 11:06 AM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Q Dios lo acoja en su santo seno.

R

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Written by: ohhhvictor, 1 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
From: United States
Cuta Perez gave a lot of good memories to baseball..
It was exhilarating to watch him..
He was very good and people in USA LOVE him..Everytime he pitched , he made mimics of the bater he just strike out.. wether he likes it or not..The first time in baseball history to do that..
And US press was all over him..

RIP Cuta, thanks for the memories
Written by: Yucahu, 1 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
From: United States, Miami
Some of my family lives in Haina. It used to be very nice.
Written by: raulm, 1 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
From: United States
You have to be a special type of coward to do something like that.
Written by: Yucahu, 1 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
From: United States, Miami
Con esa carita de fresco ese Cuta se lambia to la ch0ch@
Written by: dreadlocks, 1 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
From: United States
yes, Yucahu. USED TO BE. past tense.
Written by: Ricardolito, 1 Nov 2012 1:27 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
imperfect past tense to be precise
Written by: generoso, 1 Nov 2012 1:42 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****
raulm
I remember that episode of Carlos with the Atlanta Braves, it was so funny. The Braves never got over Carlos not showing up on time, and where prejudice for many years to Latin players.
It's so sad that his fall years ended up so tragically, I hope that the criminals are found, and swift "hot -lead" justice is delivered promptly.
Written by: dreadlocks, 1 Nov 2012 1:46 PM
From: United States
reminds Ricardolito

Written by: Ricardolito, 1 Nov 2012 1:27 PM
From: Dominican Republic, vieja Santo Domingo
imperfect past tense to be precise

you old Londoner, you...lol
Written by: Tomas, 1 Nov 2012 2:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
Well, RIP mi hermano.
I hope they catch the cowards responsible!
Written by: dreamkiller, 1 Nov 2012 3:06 PM
From: Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fighting Joseans lunacy .Stop Guillermo the commie thief in 2016
Stop sucking up to Ricky Ricardo dread.....you old bootlicker you
Written by: vacanos, 1 Nov 2012 4:02 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

I remember living in Santiago he used to be a legend. PASCUAL CUTA PEREZ. He had a circle changeup that could go all the way to the moon and then comeback for a strike. The good old day when we used to go from los ciruelitos all the way to the estadio cibao passing thru los platanito looking at the big Cro along the way in pueblo nuevo. Pay a bleacher ticket wait for the national anthen to jump into a seat behind home play. It bring nostalgia. Rest in peace Cuta.
Written by: mannyberrios, 1 Nov 2012 10:10 PM
From: United States
rip
Written by: RoyStone, 2 Nov 2012 2:16 AM
From: Australia
Haina is famous as one of the worst polluted places on the planet.

worstpolluted.org/projects_reports/display/65
Written by: RoyStone, 2 Nov 2012 2:21 AM
From: Australia
Ricardolito is Colonel Pickering's cyber-nom-de-plume?
Written by: Ricardolito, 2 Nov 2012 7:41 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
actually Roy ..one of the reasons I mentioned it is that here , in spanish ,, they more commonly use the past called the preterit and only sometimes the imperfect past ...but they use the imperfect and past or preterit subjunctive both at will and usually not knowing why ....but the best translation of the imperfect is in fact ,,USED TO ,,,,as Dreads used
Written by: dreadlocks, 2 Nov 2012 7:55 AM
From: United States
Ricadolito, i bet you taught english to schoolers.
Written by: Ricardolito, 2 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Yes I did and sometimes still do .The biggest problem in teaching english in poor schools is that the students did not understand what they were saying in spanish ..there were no grammar classes in spanish which has a multitude of tenses and moods in the verbs so I was teaching spanish grammar as well ..I was in Bogata for several weeks recently and it was a joy to hear everyone speak such beautiful spanish ,,I love both the languages
Written by: dreadlocks, 2 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
From: United States
are you saying that even at grass roots level, Colombians speak a version of spanish which is better constructed than it is here?
Written by: danny00, 2 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
regrettably it is a reflection of life in and around haina...rip

the crime and the killing are only in and around haina?

its island wide guy.
maybe u dont want to speak about all the tourists that have been killed in and around pop? in the last two years.
and lets not forget the dominican nanny who killed two litle innocent kids in new york city last week
but thank god this time its dominicans that killed a dominican thank god it was not one gringo or u guys lynch any haitians in the last few weeks.
choo choo
all aboard the choo choo train going to the baseball grave yard.
choo choo. choo choo train.
Written by: danny00, 2 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
beautiful spanish ,,i love both the languages

beautiful spanish? s$%& folks from latin america do not understand when a dominican speaks to them.
many times they say to me "what did he say?}

think u should build more choo choo trains for the kids to ride on, and maybe u should get rid of the government workers who have 12-15y old girlfriends.
choo choo
all aboard
Written by: danny00, 2 Nov 2012 12:57 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
no police no army well not real ones. but guys that work in the government the same guys that running the government are going to hotels and cabanas with little girls? are u f$%&ing making a joke?
u depend on them to run your country?
choo choo
all aboard next stop la-la land.
Written by: danny00, 2 Nov 2012 1:02 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
japan after ww#2 become the tech leader in the world at one time.{they droped not one but two atom bombs on this country}

isreal made a paradise in a desert.

tell me what the f%&* the dr has done in the same last 50-60 years?
u made a choo choo train?
all aboard please come and see that we have done nothing good in the past 60 years look and u will see.
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