Santo Domingo. – The calendar and logo of the Santo Domingo 2022 Caribbean Series was revealed on Wednesday night by the Organizing Committee of the event during a crowded launch ceremony held in the Eugenio María de Hostos Park, located on the well-known Malecón de the First City of America.
The Mayor of Santo Domingo, Carolina Mejía, the General Administrator of the Reserve Bank, Samuel Pereyra; the Minister of Sports, Francisco Camacho; the Commissioner of the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation (CBPC), Juan Francisco Puello Herrera, and the president of the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM), Vitelio Mejía Ortiz, led the activity in which details were given regarding the Clásico Caribeño and which was hosted by the communicator Pamela Sued.
The Caribbean Series will be held at the emblematic Quisqueya Juan Marichal stadium from January 28 to February 3 of next year, with the participation of the champion teams of the leagues of Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Panama, Colombia. and the host Dominican Republic.
Mayor Mejía, who together with Camacho and the National Baseball Commissioner, Junior Noboa, forms the Support Committee for the assembly of the series, referred to the great honor that it represents for the city to host an event of this category. “I thank the institutions involved in this 2022 Caribbean Series, the Organizing Committee and the Minister of Sports, for expressing with deeds their commitment to the development of sport in the country,” said Mejía. “Also congratulate them for the great work and because today, finally, we see materialized what we have been working together for so many months to bring this series to Dominican soil, this being the eleventh time that we are hosts. To our delegation and to the delegations of the countries that will visit us, I hope you have a wonderful day, that you enjoy our city, the warmth of the Dominicans who welcome you with open arms ”.
Pereyra valued the significance of being the official sponsor of the Caribbean Series for Banreservas while highlighting that its celebration on the Dominican Republic is not only a triumph for the Dominican Republic, but also a victory for all participating nations. “For Banreservas, today is a special day, because we are aware that supporting the Caribbean Series will have a positive impact on the future of baseball in the region, especially because it will strengthen the optimism of its fans, even in the midst of the The Covid-19 pandemic that still threatens us, and that we are united to overcome, because against it we have arranged all the sanitary measures, so that this event has the guarantee and brilliance it deserves, ”said the official.
On his side, Camacho made reference to the commitment made by President Luis Abinader, who has provided full support for the event to be carried out with resounding success in the country. “The remodeling work of the Quisqueya Juan Marichal stadium has already begun, and the emblematic installation will wear its best clothes to receive the Caribbean brothers who will gather at the great event,” said the minister. “This is a government that is committed to sports and baseball, as the main sporting pastime of the Dominicans is a priority for the current administration.”
The enormous climate of cooperation and joint work between LIDOM and CBPC was highlighted by Commissioner Puello Herrera, who guaranteed that it will be a series that will mark a before and after for the country in organizational terms. “This time the host league and the confederation are working together to have an event that will consequently demonstrate the fruits of collaboration in a” Caribbean Party “that will be a milestone in organization,” said Puello Herrera.
Finally, Mejía Ortiz ran out of his turn to close the event and accept the challenge that the assembly of the series in the country confers on LIDOM and its team as the host league for the first time since 2016.
“LIDOM assumes as a great challenge and a high honor the responsibility of organizing the Caribbean Series 2022 in the First City of America, and is committed to working decisively with the setting up of an event at the level that corresponds to professional baseball in the Dominican Republic, which is currently in a top position, ”said the president of the governing body of Dominican professional baseball.
The event also kicks off the commercialization of the Caribbean classic, and the presence of ADCIO Media executives, Virgilio Rojo and Rafael Almánzar, who will be responsible for sales of sponsorships, concessions and rights of means for Santo Domingo 2022.
The schedule released this Wednesday has 15 games in the preliminary round, five for each team, and another three games in the semifinals and final stages for a total of 18 games.
Each day will have three clashes that will start from 10:00 in the morning. The opening date, Friday, January 28, will open the representations of Puerto Rico and Panama; At 2:00 pm, Colombia will play against Venezuela and the Dominican Republic and Mexico will close at 8:00 pm.
The face of the upcoming edition of the Santo Domingo 2022 Caribbean Series is a recognition of the host city.
The obelisk, located on the attractive George Washington avenue on the Santo Domingo boardwalk, is the symbol that was used to form part of the identity of the event.
The well-known monument has a sun as a crown, citing the warmth of the tropics and the joy of the Dominican.
In turn, it is adorned with color, alluding to the party that is lived in our country and as a tribute to the champion teams that will participate in this Santo Domingo 2022 Caribbean Series.