The Professional Winter Baseball Championship regular season ended with the two capital city teams, Licey and Escogido and the two central Cibao teams winning the right to start anew. 18 games are scheduled. Any one of the four teams could end up with the championship, and teams usually call on their Major League Baseball affiliates to bolster the teams. This means that here you have a chance of seeing some of the big league stars in an evening game, while enjoying your beach resort vacation time in the sun. Teams are playing in Santo Domingo and in Santiago and San Francisco de Macoris, the latter but an hour from Samana or Puerto Plata hotels. See the calendar for the round robin at www.lidom.com.do/calendarios.htm
The two winners of the semi-finals will then decide who will represent the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series that opens in Santo Domingo in 2 February 2012.
For more on upcoming events, see http://www.dr1.com/calendar