Kyle - I am not positive if this is the same academy or not. What I know (and this came from a very reliable source) is that the groundbreaking for the Mets new Academy which will be located in Boca Chica is scheduled for this week (I thought it was today, but am not sure)Mets want a Dominican baseball academy
Fred Wilpon, president of the New York Mets, announced in Santo Domingo yesterday that the team will build a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic to train young Dominicans. He said that the team expects to attract local players as well as other Latin American players to the training camp. The site has not been chosen yet. At a press conference held at the Hotel Jaragua, the Mets president said he wants to foster closer ties with the Dominican community living in New York. The Mets are represented in Santo Domingo by Eddy Toledo. Wilpon was accompanied in his visit by Dave Howard, senior vice president; Mark Bingham, senior vice president and director of marketing, radio and TV; Steve Phillips, general manager. Omar Minaya, assistant to the general manager of the Mets, said that the team plans to establish a working agreement with one of the six Dominican winter baseball league clubs. The Mets concluded their working agreement with the Licey Tigers last year.
the same academy that has been talked about since 1998 ?
...there was no crying in baseball.$7.5 million for a brand new academy..WOW! we are moving up in the world these days...soldiers don't have shoes, barely any light, garbage all over, no medical supplies..etc etc. etc. above all no new educational schools with athletic programs no library's....but.....another baseball academy...it's time to drink, dance, and celebrate today our role in modern sociaty....no moral obligations, no educational funding, not there problem:ermm: more academies....yes...aranoid:, baseball is single handly paying and educating the countryirate:
The line starts behind me. I've asked some pretty basic (as in 'context defining') questions and there has been no response.Speaking of the Latino issue I still can't get Daddy1 to respond to my original questions(in another thread) about his allegations that mlb is promoting the discrimination against latinos - what's the deal Daddy1?
I'm beginning to wonder if this guy even understands what we are asking, which is highly plausible It really makes sense too because this guy has not had a real comprehensive, intelligent answer to any challenges to his theories. I think this guy's English just isn't up to par to handle our inquiries as nobody could be this insolent as to make such charges and then not defend them.daddy1 - what is your problem? WOW! I'm beginning to think that you can find fault with anything and everything that is printed here.