From SABR member Monte Cely at the Rogers Hornsby Chapter website:
I had so much fun at the Caribbean World Series last year that I’m going again in 2012. This year’s Serie del Caribe is being held in Santo Domingo on the traditional dates – Feb. 2 – 7. The site is Estadio Quisqueya, built in 1955 by the government of then-dictator Rafael Trujillo (as you might guess, it was originally called Estadio Trujillo).
Only one of the four winter league champs is making a repeat appearance, and it happens to be last year’s Serie champion from Mexico. The 2012 participating teams are:
- Yaquis de Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
- Indios de Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
- Tigres de Aragua, Maracay, Venezuela
- Leones de Escogido, Santo Domingo, DR
Tuesday, 31 January
I had uneventful flights to Atlanta and then on to Santo Domingo. There was an ESPN crew on my flight to Santo Domingo, as well as several guys wearing MLB gear in first class, assume they’re scouts.
I had a big treat for dinner as Ken Oberkfell sat down next to me. The former Cardinals third baseman is currently el dirigente (manager) of Escogido, so he’ll be managing the Dominicans in the upcoming Serie.
Read his daily recaps of the Caribbean World Series here: http://chapters.sabr.org/hornsby/research/papers/229-2012-serie-del-caribe-the-caribbean-world-series
Originally published: February 6, 2012. Last Updated: February 6, 2012.