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STAMFORD, Conn. – January 31, 2009- The 51st SERIE DEL CARIBE,
the tournament determining the champion country of Winter League baseball,
will be held Monday through Saturday, February 2-7 in Mexicali, Mexico.
The games will be produced by ESPN Deportes in Spanish and MLB Network
in English and will be available exclusively on-line, live and on-demand,
eBeisbol.com™, the official site of the SERIE DEL CARIBE, has the exclusive
international video rights to the SERIE DEL CARIBE and is partnering with
VBrick Systems to launch Beisbol.TV to stream the games and highlights.
Additionally, for the first time, eBeisbol.com is offering a Beisbol.TV Highlight
and Linescore widget for syndication. The widget will be updated dynamically
during the game. Participating countries include Mexico, Dominican Republic,
Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Representing teams are: for Mexico - the Venados
de Mazatlan, for the Dominican Republic - the Tigres del Licey, for Puerto Rico
-Leones de Ponce. In Venezuela, the Leones de Caracas and the Tigres de Aragua
are in a battle to determine which represent their country.
As of January 30th, the Tigres de Aragua have forced a 7th game in the Venezuelan
play-offs against the Leones de Caracas to determine which team will represent their country.
Likely MLB participants include:
For the Dominican Republic: Ronnie Belliard (NATIONALS), Fernando Tatis (METS),
Willy Aybar (RAYS), Erick Aybar (ANGELS), Timo Perez (TIGERS), Felix Pie (ORIOLES),
Matt Tupman (ROYALS), Nelson Cruz (RANGERS), Jorge Sosa (NATIONALS),
Jose Capellan (ASTROS), Anderson Hernandez (NATIONALS).
For Puerto Rico: Jorge Padilla (NATIONALS), Raul Casonova (METS), Robinson
For Mexico: Adrian González (PADRES), Edgar González (PADRES), Jon Weber
(RAYS), Freddy Sandoval (ANGELS), Arturo Lopez (PADRES).
For Venezuela: Ronnie Cedeno (MARINERS), Carlos Maldonado (RED SOX),
Marco Scutaro (BLUE JAYS)
The SERIE DEL CARIBE is the only tournament outside the United States