The President of the Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic received an award from the Dominican Sports Foundation as part of the opening of the World Baseball and Softball Classic, in which 64 softball and 24 minor league teams participated in different categories and from different parts of the country. United States of America.
The owner of Lidom was one of the personalities recognized by the organizers who also appreciated the rally of former New York Yankees pitcher, Panami Mariano Rivera, a member of the Copperstown Hall of Fame, as well as Deputy Sports Minister, Fraclin D. The Wade. ; Majit Canaan and Ramon Tlag.
“We feel that being here is an obligation denied on behalf of the Dominican professional baseball team,” said Micia Ortiz during his short speech. “It has been very emotional because I see people who are not Dominicans support him, like Mariano Rivera and Don Dean.”
The party was dedicated to Dean Jamway, CEO of a popular American line of supermarkets, who was in charge of the first ball throw, while Micia Ortiz was the batsman for honor and Rivera was the catch.
The sporting event aims to institutionalize itself, says Daniel Reyes, the lead organizer of the event, which includes Dominican historians Martin Zapata and Tinci Rodriguez on staff.