A baseball roundup
The Dominican Winter Professional Baseball Championship has reached the midway point of the 2016- 2017 season. The Gigantes Del Cibao are currently in first place followed by Escogido, the Tigres del Licey, the Estrellas Orientales, the Aguilas Cibaeñas and the Toros Del Este.*
During the last month this season has been disrupted by an unusual number of rain delays and washed out games, which this reporter cannot recall happening over the last 50 years.*
Last year’s champions, the Gigantes Del Cibao have come back quite strong and are enjoying a two-game advantage over Escogido, one of last year’s worst teams but now sitting comfortably in second place together with the other team eliminated during the first round of the playoffs, the Tigres del Licey. The perennial fan favorite, the Aguilas Cibaeñas are full game out of the coveted fourth position that will go into the round robin section of the championship later this month.
In Santo Domingo there will be games every night almost until Christmas Eve because of the rainouts, and every team will be playing for the next 22 days without a rest. By clicking on www.lidom.com you can access the revamped calendar to attend games in Santiago, San Pedro, San Francisco, La Romana, and Santo Domingo.
For the league schedule, see http://www.lidom.com/home/calendario/
Dec 3, 2016
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