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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

‘It’s everything for us’: Inside the wild roller coaster of Dominican winter ball

Sometimes players don’t show up for the game, creating a scramble to replace them before rosters lock. Other times, a player will wait too long to tell somebody that he’s ailing and needs a rest. Once, the exact opposite happened. Before one game, with a few minutes before the roster deadline, Ramirez told the team trainer he was feeling banged up. Licey scrambled to remove Ramirez from the roster, only for Ramirez to pop his head into Hammock’s office a few minutes later wondering why he wasn’t in the lineup. The trainer had misinterpreted what Ramirez had intended as a joke. He was added back to the roster just in time.

Great in Depth Article from Zach Buchanan of the Athletic, who spent 5 days with Licey in the DR. subscription required.

Jack Sommers Posted: February 05, 2019 at 12:15 PM | 0 comment(s)
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