SANTO DOMINGO. - President Leonel Fernandez met Wednesday with the owners of the Chicago Cubs, and discussed the future of Dominican players in the United States Major League Baseball.
The brothers Tom, Pete and Todd Ricketts went to the chief executive’s officie in company of Dominican general consul in Chicago, Gisselle Castillo, who coordinated the meeting.
She said Fernandez was interested in the participation of the Dominicans in the Cubs, as well as in the youngsters who live in the club’s farm team at Boca Chica, 20 miles east of the capital.
She said the Ricketts and the Dominican President executive also agreed on the importance of educating the Dominican players, for which the Cubs owners stressed the need for them to speak English fluently and to grow personally.