The champion of Cuba, Pinar del Río, champion team will face the Mexican League Pacific in the opening match of the 57th edition of the Caribbean Series, to be held from 2 to February 8, 2015 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium of Puerto Rico.
According to a note released by the OnCuba site after this match, the troops commanded by manager Alfonso Urquiola, will have a rest day on Tuesday and then will cross the whole host Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela, in that order, for or finish the round robin phase of all against all.
In Cuba and Mexico last series also crossed bats in his first commitment. This time the match was settled between the set of Villa Clara, led by Ramón Moré, and the Orange Hermosillo, and ended with a score of four runs per nine favorable to the land of rancheras and spicy.
On this occasion, Puerto Rico wanted to take special measures to prevent the bitter experiences of the last edition repeated when, for reasons of blocking USA to Cuba, to participate in the event the Island required a special permit from the Department of State of the United States after months of uncertainty.
According to the note OnCuba Jose Puello Herrera, Commissioner of the Confederation of Professional Baseball Caribbean, told the Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora that the services of a lawyer to work on all the legal implications on the participation of Cuba were hired.
However, as explained Puello, only if things go well and in progress, which will be released within two months the final response from the State Department and in the event that this is negative, he said they have material necessary “to present a show in Puerto Rico.”
Cubainsidetheworld, August 26, 2014