Audo Vicente: “I am as surprised as you are”

The new manager of the Tigres del Licey indicated that his selection for the position to replace Carlos José Lugo, took him completely off guard

The last twelve hours for Tigres del Licey have been, in the simplest of terms, extremely confusing. Only twelve of the 40 regular series games have elapsed for the 2021-22 season of the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM) and out of the blue, supposedly based on team performance, the twenty-two time national champions replaced their general manager and leader.

The Dominican winter ball has always been very reactionary, there is no doubt. Faced with the discontent of the fans due to poor results, guilty parties are sought, people are pointed out and almost always, the one who ends up paying for the broken dishes is the leader. However, what happened with the replacement of Carlos Jose Lugo is unprecedented, at least in recent history, within LIDOM.

That said, the new general manager of the Tigres del Licey, Audo Vicente, He addressed his first words since he took office, around 11 pm on Thursday, November 11.

In a call for the Dominican radio space Abriendo El Juego, Vincent pointed out that his appointment as general manager of the Licey.

I am as surprised as you are. I got the call (from the Licey) and permission was requested from the Chosen One (team for which Vicente still belonged at 10 at night) for the interview process”.

According Vincent, the process was handled with great speed and between the news and his first assignments, he ended up withdrawing from the offices of the Tigers around one in the morning this Friday.

Regarding the first assignments, Vincent was questioned about the decision to carry out Jose Offerman as a leader, given the health situation of Tony Diaz, former leader blue.

The decision to hire José Offerman was strictly mine“Were his words about it.

Vincent also confirmed that Carlos Jose Lugo He was offered other functions and he hopes that the former manager decides to stay as part of the team, since he understands that he is a person who can contribute a lot to the blue cause. The now manager served as the team’s leader during his last championship in the 2016-17 season of the Dominican winter ball.


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Audo Vicente: “I am as surprised as you are”