Only $9.95 for 12 game package - February 2-7, 2009
STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- 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, on www.Beisbol.TV , by subscription to the 12 game series for $9.95.
eBeisbol.com (TM), 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 Tigres de Aragua have forced a 7th game against the Leones de Caracas to determine which 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 Cancel (METS)
For Mexico: Adrian Gonzalez (PADRES), Edgar Gonzalez (PADRES), Jon Weber (RAYS), Freddy Sandoval (ANGELS), Arturo Lopez (PADRES)
For Venezuela: Ronnie Cedeno (MARINERS), Carlos Maldonado (RED SOX), Marco Scutaro (BLUE JAYS)
Official Rosters will be announced on eBeisbol.com.
DATE EST COUNTRY TEAM MATCH-UP
Mon. 2/2 5:00 PM Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic
Mon. 2/2 10:00 PM Puerto Rico vs. Mexico
Tue. 2/3 5:00 PM Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico
Tue. 2/3 9:00 PM Mexico vs. Venezuela
Wed. 2/4 5:00 PM Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico
Wed. 2/4 9:00 PM Mexico vs. Dominican Republic
Thu. 2/5 5:00 PM Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela
Thu. 2/5 9:00 PM Mexico vs. Puerto Rico
Fri. 2/6 5:00 PM Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic
Fri. 2/6 9:00 PM Venezuela vs. Mexico
Sat. 2/7 5:00 PM Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela
Sat. 2/7 9:00 PM Dominican Republic vs. Mexico
The SERIE DEL CARIBE is the only tournament outside the United States sanctioned by Major League Baseball for professional player participation. Caribbean Winter League Baseball, with its own rich cultural tradition and passion for the game of baseball, has provided professional baseball players the opportunity to hone their craft during the major and minor league off-season. It has been played since 1949. The standings by country (with the last year they won in parentheses) are:
Serie del Caribe Championships
Dominicana Rico Cuba
17 (2008) 14 7
Venezuela Mexico Panama
6 (2006) 5 1
eBeisbol.com ( www.eBeisbol.com ) is the official website of the SERIE DEL CARIBE and ALIANZA LATINA DE BEISBOL(R) a Latino fan community. Both are owned and produced by CULTIVA Entertainment ( www.cultivaentertainment.com ) CULTIVA is a studio for the future, creating and producing multi-platform interactive entertainment experiences both live and online, in partnership with media and technology companies.
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SOURCE CULTIVA Entertainment