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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Twins to play 2 games in Puerto Rico in 2018

The Minnesota Twins will host the Indians in Puerto Rico for two games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico next season, the team announced Wednesday…..

To be held April 17-18, 2018, the trip will be legitimate “home games” for four Twins players with roots in Puerto Rico. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios, outfielder Eddie Rosario and slugger Kennys Vargas were born there, and left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago’s grandparents hail from Puerto Rico.

All four players suited up for Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, where they made a deep run in the tournament but lost to the United States 8-0 in the championship.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 21, 2017 at 04:54 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, puerto rico, twins

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Puerto Rico’s spirit is alive on the baseball fields

Those who don’t understand it never will. It’s the same reason we held a parade after the WBC for #LosNuestros, our guys, even though they didn’t win it all. Puerto Ricans take a lot of pride in wearing their flag, letting people know where they are from. Even the people living in the U.S., you are still Puerto Rican at heart. You are still Boricua.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 18, 2017 at 01:52 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: international baseball, puerto rico

Thursday, March 23, 2017

USA beats Puerto Rico for first Classic title | MLB.com

Congrats to the U.S. team. It would have been nice to see the finish live.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 23, 2017 at 06:35 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: puerto rico, usa, wbc

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Unbeaten PR walks off vs. Netherlands to final

It was the golden-locked men of Puerto Rico, who prevailed, 4-3, in the bottom of the 11th inning on Monday night at Dodger Stadium when Eddie Rosario’s sacrifice line drive to center field drove home Carlos Correa, sparking a celebration by first base and ending a marathon that clocked in at 4 hours, 19 minutes, and will be talked about for quite some time in both countries and beyond.

“It means a lot, because Puerto Ricans have gone through a very difficult [economic] situation currently, and we were able to unite our country,” Correa said, “because of our blond hair and through baseball.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 21, 2017 at 06:26 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: netherlands, puerto rico, wbc

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Puerto Rico reaches WBC ‘17 semifinals | MLB.com

“They’re doing a lot of things right right now,” said Team USA manager Jim Leyland after Friday’s game. “They’re a very good team. They play the game right. They play a combination of big ball and small ball, and you tip your hat to them.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 18, 2017 at 08:02 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: puerto rico, usa

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Puerto Rico defeats Dominican Republic | MLB.com

Although I had to tap out again, I enjoyed most of the game. If critics want to complain about the lack of interest by American fans, maybe they should realize that it’s tough for most people to get into the tournament when a lot of the games are played at unwatchable times for people who work and live on the East Coast. I’m hardcore so I make the attempt. So, critics, cut the American fans slack for a tournament geared to the International market.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:30 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: dominican republic, puerto rico, wbc

 

 

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