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President Luis Abinader was in Miami to throw the symbolic first ball in the Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic first game to kick off Dominican participation in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday, 11 March 2023.
President Abinader was accompanied Miami with First Lady Raquel Arbaje, Sports Minister Radhames Camacho and former baseball players Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz. He returned to the DR Sunday late in the afternoon.
The Dominican team is a favorite to win. Yet, the DR lost that first game to Venezuela 5-1 iat the LoanDepot Park. Cy Young award-winning Sandy Alcantara was the losing pitcher for the Dominican team. Speaking after the game, he said that the winning spirit of the Dominican players remains intact and all players are focused on the next game...
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