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March 10, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of … your own locker? It's an oldie but a goodie, a baseball prank that still works in the 21 st century. If doubtful, check out this video, in which a startled Juan Uribe is scared almost back to the Dominican Republic. This time it was that clubhouse practical jokester Hanley Ramirez providing the laughs, hiding in Uribe's locker and jumping out at him with a "Boo!" so effective that it even made the cameraman, presumably in on all this, jump.
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March 10, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Matt Kemp finally collected a couple of spring hits, Clayton Kershaw did not allow an earned run in five innings, Tony Gwynn Jr. crashed into the center-field wall to make a wonderful catch -- and none of it could take the spotlight away from sluggin' Juan Uribe. Uribe is what normally would be called a “beleaguered” player, except most of his struggles were borne from simple failure. In his two seasons as a Dodger, Uribe has batted .199 with .262 on-base and .289 slugging percentages.
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September 3, 2009 | Chris Kraul, Kraul is a special correspondent.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has cleared the last legislative hurdle to running for a third term, a prospect that his U.S. allies look upon with ambivalence. By a vote of 85 to 5, the lower house of Congress late Tuesday greenlighted a voter referendum early next year that could pave the way for Uribe to be on the May presidential ballot. The Senate approved the measure last month. If so, it would be the second time Uribe has circumvented a constitutional ban on reelection, a measure many Latin American countries put into law to prevent the ascension of caudillos , or political leaders who have kept themselves in power.
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August 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Is Juan Uribe's time with the Dodgers nearing the end? Uribe said Tuesday there's no point in worrying about that. "Whatever happens, there's nothing I can do about it," Uribe said. "I can't control that. If they want to trade me or do something else, that's something I can't control. The decision is for them to make. I'm here to do whatever they want me to do. " Uribe has barely played since the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez , and the team could decide to part ways with him in the coming days, as a roster spot will have to be cleared when utilityman Adam Kennedy makes his anticipated return from the 15-day disabled list Friday.
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June 18, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Juan Uribe was dark-haired Thursday, blond Friday and bald Saturday. The inconsistency of Uribe's appearance has been a source of some light-hearted humor in the Dodgers' dugout. His inconsistent presence in the lineup? Not so funny. The Dodgers' $21-million off-season acquisition went into Saturday's game with a .215 average, something Manager Don Mattingly said he blamed on a couple of injuries Uribe suffered. Always considered a streaky hitter, Uribe started to gain momentum in mid-April, when he batted .435 with two home runs over a six-game stretch.
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November 29, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez and Kevin Baxter
The Dodgers are on the verge of their fourth significant signing of what has been a surprisingly active off-season after reaching an agreement Monday with infielder Juan Uribe on a three-year, $21-million deal. One of the stars of the San Francisco Giants' run to the World Series title, Uribe is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Tuesday. If he passes, that would make the contract official, according to baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized.
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August 13, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Colombian Defense Minister Marta Lucia Ramirez announced the resignation of the country's top police officer, whose force was rocked by scandals that include the disappearance of about $2 million in U.S. anti-narcotics aid. Gen. Ernesto Gilibert was widely expected to be removed as chief of the country's National Police under the new government of right-wing President Alvaro Uribe.
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November 26, 2007 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
Relations between Venezuela and Colombia took a dramatic turn for the worse Sunday as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, a shameless liar, and Uribe retorted that Chavez was a "legitimizer of terrorists."
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February 18, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- The highlight of Juan Uribe's off-season didn't come when the third baseman agreed to a two-year, $15-million contract with the Dodgers. It came in the days and weeks that followed. Uribe heard from several teammates, either directly or through the media. They all expressed similar sentiments: How delighted they were he was returning. That he was a leader in the clubhouse and a key figure on their team. "I was really proud of that," Uribe said. "That reinforced my belief that I made the right decision to come back.
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August 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer off Aaron Fultz in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday night and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-4. Scott Podsednik singled with one out in the 13th and Uribe lined a ball over the wall in left center, his 12th homer of the season. Fultz (3-2) took the loss and Jose Contreras (6-14), making his first regular-season relief appearance since 2003 while with the Yankees, got the victory by pitching two innings. A.J.
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