Monday, February 20, 2012

Dominican Heritage Month, Day 20

Fresh off the great beisbol victory in Santo Domingo during the Caribbean Series earlier this month, I'm now anxiously awaiting the start of the MLB season. Ahhh, nothing beats the smell of BASEBALL in the morning!

Besides anticipating what the Amazin' Mets are or aren't going to do this year, I also check the roster for all the teams to identify all of the Dominican players in both leagues. Why? Because I like to know who is representing our national sport to you puny Americans!

I won't list ALL the Dominicans for you here as there are SO MANY, but for my fellow NYers, here are the players who represent Quisqueya at CitiField and Yankee Stadium (not including non-roster folks):

Pedro Beato, Santo Dgo.
Jeurys Familia, Barahona
Frank Francisco, Santo Dgo.
Jenrry Mejia, Tabara Amisa
Ramon Ramirez, Puerto Plata
Armando Rodriguez, San Cristobal
Jordany Valdespin, San Pedro de Macoris
Juan Lagares, Constanza
Cesar Puello, La Romana

 Cesar Cabral, Sabana Grande de Palenque
Damaso Marte, Santo Dgo.
Ivan Nova, San Cristobal
Michael Pineda, Yaguate
Rafael Soriano, San Jose
Robinson Cano, San Pedro de Macoris
Eduardo Nunez, Santo Dgo.
Zoilo Almonte, Santo Dgo.
Melky Mesa, Bajos de Haina

Can't wait to see these fellas in action!!

*besos...waiting waiting waiting for the boys of summer*
I'm aiming to get to at least five games this year