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  • #16
    Originally posted by quinnystar27 View Post
    The reasons for the teams being Venezuela and not Aragua is because one they are meant to represent the country not the organization. The caribbean series was based on the interamerican series which features latin american teams and a US teams. But this was around 1946 were some of these countries didnt have a great deal of professional baseball so teams from Cuba would send a All cuban team rather then just a club team. Venezuela and Panama back then had maybe 3 4 pro teams, so pro baseball in venezuela and panama didnt have the same excitement so it made more sense to send a All venezuelan team rather then a pro team champion. Now in 1949 when the CWS took form, it had the same style send the best possible teams from caribbean countries as some caribbean countries didn't have well developed pro leagues. Yet later on most of these countries left, leaving only mexico, puerto rico, venezuela and dominican republic who now would send the winner of their country's league but could add players to their roster from other local teams. Also a main practical reason now is that some players go back to spring training and need to rebuild their rosters.
    That makes sense. I had heard talk a couple years ago about the Colombian champ being included in the tournament. Is this still a possibility or has that gone by the wayside?

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    • #17
      Yes it is true about Colombia joining, though colombia problem is that the pro league there is not that big. Instead Colombia focuses on Team Renteria, developing baseball in colombia. Whether there is sufficient support and skill for colombia to play against the Venezuelas and DRs is debatable but the sentiment is they have to start somewhere. I think right now they are focusing on developing talent rather then proving themselves on the world stage. I find Cuba joining the CWS again more viable due to Raul Castro wanting to demonstrate cuba worth in the sporting world. Also I think Cuba is going to notice national team players departing for MLB is going to grow after the success of Ramirez and other players.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Shootmaster_44 View Post
        I'm in Saskatoon and by no means a Jays fan. In fact, I've told this story on the Expos board before, I hate the Blue Jays. Strange little thing about my hometown, we had the only riot following the 1993 World Series win by the Blue Jays. Since my dad was working that night, as he was a cop here, he was out there in full force with the rioters. At one point 200 people decided that they were going to loot a liquor store, my dad was the only cop defending it. For some reason someone in that crowd decided it was a good idea to throw a circular saw blade at my dad. If he hadn't noticed it at the last second who knows how badly injured he would've been. So because their stupid fans decided to try and kill my father, I hope they never win again. As I am a diehard Expos (and a Nationals) fan, I also take a bit of pleasure in that day every season when the Jays are eliminated from contention.

        However, I'm thinking perhaps next spring instead of taking a trip to some far flung country, my trip will be to Florida to see the Nats camp and take in some games in and around there too. If not that I would definitely be into heading somewhere for a Winter League game. Where is the Serie del Caribe next year?
        Nats camp is very nice. Its close to Orlando so you have the Braves and Astros there too. Down the coast you got Mets and Marlins/Cards too. Plus a visit to Cocoa Beach is fun. Dont know where the Serie del Caribe is going to be next year....

        G MAn

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        • #19
          I would love to see Cuba get back into the series. Anyhow, Venezuela beat the Dominican last night again. Mexico took down PR so it sets up a showdown today. If VZ beats MX for a second time, the series is clinched. Otherwise we have a two way tie at the top.

          G Man

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          • #20
            These have been some of the best games I've watched in a long time. All of the games are close, they are all competitive and they are all (most importantly) fun. I will definitely be going to see a Caribbean World Series in the future.

            That is something I would not have thought about had it not been for MLBN.
            If I had only spent a tenth of the time studying Physics that I spent learning Star Wars and Baseball trivia, I would have won the Nobel Prize.

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            • #21
              It was pretty cool seeing Bill Pulsipher pitching for Puerto Rico last night. Does he live there now? Hes still only 31 years old.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Allie Fox View Post
                These have been some of the best games I've watched in a long time. All of the games are close, they are all competitive and they are all (most importantly) fun. I will definitely be going to see a Caribbean World Series in the future.

                That is something I would not have thought about had it not been for MLBN.
                Cool... I hope MLBN continues to show live games from a variety of leagues and tournaments. Minor league all-star games and playoff games would be nice.

                I wish I was getting the channel...

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                • #23
                  Congrats to Venezuela!

                  What a great game tonight!
                  If I had only spent a tenth of the time studying Physics that I spent learning Star Wars and Baseball trivia, I would have won the Nobel Prize.

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                  • #24
                    Allie Fox that was my fourth Caribbean World Series. I've seen it twice in Mexico, and in Puerto Rico and the Dominican. I have already booked my condo for next year in Venezuela. The Series is a great event, and if you enjoyed the coverage, WHICH WAS HORRIBLE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT THERE, THEY WERE IN NEW JERSEY, then you'll love it in person. My friend tried to find the MLBN booth to find Cookie Rojas, but we were told they were broadcasting it from New Jersey. That's why it was so bad. The women at these events are amazing. That Venezuela/Mexico game was so loud. Next year on Day 3, when Venezuela hosts the Dominican Republic, it is going to be INSANE. Everybody should get to one of these!!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Unit312J View Post
                      Allie Fox that was my fourth Caribbean World Series. I've seen it twice in Mexico, and in Puerto Rico and the Dominican. I have already booked my condo for next year in Venezuela. The Series is a great event, and if you enjoyed the coverage, WHICH WAS HORRIBLE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT THERE, THEY WERE IN NEW JERSEY, then you'll love it in person. My friend tried to find the MLBN booth to find Cookie Rojas, but we were told they were broadcasting it from New Jersey. That's why it was so bad. The women at these events are amazing. That Venezuela/Mexico game was so loud. Next year on Day 3, when Venezuela hosts the Dominican Republic, it is going to be INSANE. Everybody should get to one of these!!
                      You know, i didnt even know they werent there. That is pretty odd. I guess they didnt wanna fly out broadcasters for the week? I heard its down in VZ next year. I definately would be interested in going, it sounds awesome.

                      G Man

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                      • #26
                        I figured that they were broadcasting remotely from MLB Studios. I KNEW it, in fact when I saw Cookie Rojas in Studio 42 after the third day of the tournament.

                        One thing MLBN is going to have to do is get better broadcasters. The "second" team with Uri Berenguer-Ramos was awful. I'm not sure how this guy works for a team like the BoSox.
                        If I had only spent a tenth of the time studying Physics that I spent learning Star Wars and Baseball trivia, I would have won the Nobel Prize.

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                        • #27
                          Unit, you seem to know a lot about next year's tournament. Is there an official website for it or something? I'm contemplating making it my winter vacation for 2010 and wanted to look into it. How much are tickets typically for the tournament?

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                          • #28
                            2010 Serie Del Caribe

                            No, there is not an official web site as of yet. However, while following along with the one that just ended, and reading numerous Spanish sites to the best of my ability, I learned that it was indeed confirmed for Isla Margarita, off the northern coast of Venezuela. I then spent some time with one of the American managers from the champion Venezuela team on the last day of this years, and he confirmed as well that it will be on Isla Margarita. It said this is a fantastic place, that the people are not fond of Hugo Chavez, and love tourists. There are a few direct flights, but more than likely you'll have to switch to a local airline in Caracas, but that airport is away from town so not as dangerous as actually being in Caracas.

                            Tickets will probably not be posted until around September. Typicall these things are very unorganized. They have a meeting in May to confirm everything for sure. Isla Margarita was the choice a couple months ago, but after their last place finish it was taken away (according to articles I read). Now it has been given back to them so we'll see what happens in May. Ticket prices range. This last one in Mexicali was the most expensive ones of the 4 I've been too. In Mazatlan I got the strip (the best way to go) which covered the 12 games, for around $420. In Puerto Rico the strip was around $360, and in the Dominican it was around $330. My guess would be around $330 to $375 for seats between the bases, which is where I like to go. Seats in the general admission and stuff would be MUCH cheaper. I've got condo's booked and everything already. Have to do airfare next, but I'll wait until after May when it is officially confirmed, and if I see a web site I'll post it here if somebody else hasn't already.

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