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Carribean Series becomes Second Dominican Series

Well, I guess  the powers that be decided that sending a second Dominican team to the Caribbean Series would be a better idea than using Puerto Rico’s departure to expand the scope of the event.  It’s only fair.  After all, it’s not like there’s another country in the Caribbean that could hope to field a competitive team.

I know the Dominican Republic is generally the  strongest of  the four countries and this year’s host, but this is kind of lame.

For those who get ESPNDeportes, the two Dominican Winter League heavyweights, the Tigres de Licey and the Aguilas Cabaenas, will be playing all weekend.  Should be pretty entertaining even if you don’t speak Spanish.

November 23, 2007 Posted by | Caribbean Series | 2 Comments

USA! USA!

Well, the Americans finally pulled it off. The best team of prospects the United States has sent to an international tournament since I started paying attention beat the Cuban National team to take the World Cup crown. The last time the United States won the IBAF World Cup was 1974, and the last time any team other than Cuba took home the gold was when South Korea won it in 1982.

Friend of GlobalBaseball Peter Bjarkman has a nicearticle up on the baseballdecuba website about the dominant run of  the Cuban National Team.

Fun Fact: Despite always boasting at least a solid core of baseball talent, Canada has never earned a medal at the IBAF World cup.

November 23, 2007 Posted by | World Cup | 2 Comments