After four games in the DR, the Licey Tigers are 3-1. We have had solid pitching and hitting so far. Of the four games we have played, guess how many started on time? NONE! And I’m not saying late by five or ten minutes. We did have two opening days so I’ll give that the benefit of the doubt, but yesterday we had a delay for four helicopters to land on the field which had our cheerleaders and mascot in them. I just feel for the starting pitcher, because they really never know when the game is going to start.
The fields here are pretty nice. The grandstands in most of the stadiums are large and can hold anywhere from 10,000-18,000 people. The fans here love and respect the game so much. They go ecstatic throughout the game waving flags and blowing horns and vuvuzelas nonstop. If we hit a home-run or a player moves a guy over with less than two outs we hear the same loud ovation. The fans have a cheer “Licey Campeon” which I have found myself singing to it in the bullpen because it is catchy.
We have cheerleaders who were imported from Columbia to entertain the fans and players in the dugout in between innings. These are the cheerleaders for Casper Wells’ team Escogido. No offense to my Florida Marlins, but these beat the Manatee dancers.
Tonight we are home against the Gigantes of Cibao. Robert Collelo (Red Sox) is on the bump. We then have three straight games on the road. BTW, we do not celebrate Halloween down here.
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This past week in Miami was not one to be remembered for the Dolphins or Hurricanes. Both teams were slaughtered by their opponents. It defiantly was hard to watch and experience it in person. Nothing gets on my nerves more than hearing the Florida State cheer and seeing the tomahawk chop all night long. But they did out play us and were sure allowed to chop all night long.
My plans to head to Venezuela to play for the Caribes de anzoategui were put on hold from my agent as of Monday evening. We are still working out details of everything. I was supposed to fly out Tuesday morning. Now I have all my bags packed but not sure when I’ll be leaving or playing yet. You can get up to date details on my twitter account.
Congrats to Bobby Cox and his outstanding career as a manager.
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