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“I asked them to win, not abuse”

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The president of the Dominican Republic Luis Abinader received this Tuesday the national champions and the Caribbean Series, Águilas Cibaeñas, in an activity held in the Ambassadors Room of the National Palace.

“I asked them to win, not abuse. Today we receive them full of pride and very grateful for the role they played in Mazatlán, Mexico ”, said Abinader.

And he added: “Winning seven games out of seven is not easy and we are proud of you … also during those days you helped us get the politics out of the networks.”

He also congratulated Juan Lagares for winning the Most Valuable Player award by hitting two home runs and driving in eight runs and the members of the Caribbean Series Stars team: Lagares, Ronald Guzmán, Robinson Canó, Melky Cabrera, Carlos Martínez, Jumbo Díaz and the leader Félix Fermín.

“I have never hidden that I am from the Eagles, they represented us well,” added Abinader.

Also present were the Vice President Raquel Peña, the Ministers of Public Health and Sports, Plutarco Arias and Francisco Camacho, respectively, as well as the administrator of the Reserve Bank, Samuel Pereyra and the member of the International Olympic Committee, Luis Mejía Oviedo.

Las Águilas (7-0) won the Caribbean Series undefeated, defeating Puerto Rico in the final match, to win the 21st crown in the country’s history and the sixth as a club for the Santiago de los Caballeros team .

“This is a very special day, there are days that mark the heart and this is special. The players are the great heroes and for whom we are celebrating today ”, said Minister Camacho.

The 2022 Caribbean Series will be held in the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean Baseball Confederation reported on Sunday.

“This event will have the absolute and total support of the institutions of the Dominican government,” said Abinader.

The president of the Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic, Vitelio Mejía thanked the government again for the support for the assembly of the Dominican championship.

“President, we promised you the crown and we delivered. Now it is good that he gets more space at different tables so that he receives us in the future with other trophies, ”said Mejía.

He also announced that he is working with the Dominican Baseball Federation to set up a summer league for the enjoyment of the Dominican fans.

The president of the Eagles, Quilvio Hernández

“They tell us the great team because we have won a lot, we work hard for the common good of the Águilas Cibaeñas and for that wide fan base that supports us, including you, President Abinader. The boys promised the 21st crown and here we honor him as president ”, he commented.

He also requested the president to renew the Dominican stadiums in which winter ball is played.

“Dominican baseball deserves it, president. We have earned that, ”Hernández said.

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