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Fans flock to view Dominican League final

Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:39 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2012 12:44 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Dominican Republic has obviously produced its fair share of big-name baseball players, so it's no secret it is a baseball-loving nation. Monday night, the final game of the Dominican League playoffs is taking place and check out the full stands (Twitpic via @emercadoq):



Oh, that's not the home team. That is actually the crowd at Cibao Stadium, home of the Santiago Aguilas -- MLB free agent Yoenis Cespedes' team. The fans are there to watch the game on TV together, as their beloved Aguilas are playing the Leones del Escogido in Santo Domingo at Estadio Quisqueya.

Final game story on MLB.com

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:55 am
 

Fans flock to view Dominican League final

I've been to this stadium when Santiago and Licey played each other in 2008 Dominican WS.  It is a wild atmosphere and to see this stadium filled with people when their team is playing across the country is amazing.



Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:14 am
 

Fans flock to view Dominican League final

some information on the game itself would have been nice, especially on guys MLB is eyeing like Cespedes. this is almost Chris Chase type of article from yahoo sports.



Since: Dec 29, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:48 pm
 

Fans flock to view Dominican League final

I see comments on here from people who obviously aren't real sports fans and are to darn ethnocentric for their own good.  Nothing like watching baseball in the D.R.  The finals for the Dominican Republic Winter League are a big deal and the fact that they fill up a stadium hundreds of miles away to watch the game on TV should tell you just how big a deal it is.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 10:16 pm
 

Fans flock to view Dominican League final

Who in the hell cares? Why is CBS Sportsline reporting this? Tune into their next Breaking News: 21,492 Dominican's pissed at least once during the game.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 7:32 pm
 

Fans flock to view Dominican League final

zzzzzzzzzzzz


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