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Santo Domingo.- The National District 1st Penal Chamber ordered the release of the Tampa Bay Rays infielder Willy Aybar on RD$5.0 million bail (US$131,600), and also ordered him to attend therapy sessions and orientation programs.

The three judge panel’s ruling includes a restraining order and comes after the ballplayer was accused of battery against his wife Brunilda Garcia.

As he was leaving court, Aybar seemed very emotional and smiled, and said from now on he’ll be a better person because he has learned much in the country’s jails.

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14 comment(s)
Written by: Mart1n, 12 Jan 2012 1:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic, North coast
I hope he straighten up his act as a lot of the professional ball players are role models for children.
Written by: Atabey, 12 Jan 2012 1:16 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

He got into trouble when with the Angles or was it the Braves? and continues to disappoint. Sadly, too many players just aren't prepared for the pressures of real life. But so too many jocks from the States.
Written by: Ricardolito, 12 Jan 2012 1:52 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I love the last sentance where he says he has learned so much in the prisons,,now what could he have learned of value inside a Dominican prison
Written by: johnpena, 13 Jan 2012 7:49 AM
From: United States
Is beating your wife/girlfriend now replacing baseball as a national pastime ?
Written by: RoyStone, 13 Jan 2012 8:18 AM
From: Australia
From what I'm told at the hospital, it has always been a tradition here.
Written by: Ricardolito, 13 Jan 2012 3:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
in la Romana and in San Pedro we now have no baseball and have reverted to dominoes ,,what else is left in life except a real cold one and a domininoes set
Written by: RoyStone, 13 Jan 2012 4:39 PM
From: Australia
We have a big, excellent, re-furbished baseball stadium in San Cristobal. Only one problem - no baseball games are held there. Be great for one of those huge Evangelical events - complete with talking-in-tongues and miracle-cures.
Or maybe some big money-making event.
(but I repeat myself)
Written by: Ricardolito, 13 Jan 2012 6:22 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
yes I really think that another team is needed from your rather desperate town ,,it would be good for all the youngsters in the area to have something to aim for and the population justifies it ..but I do not know if there is enough sponsorship there to support a professional team .
Written by: HateitorLOVEIT, 14 Jan 2012 3:47 PM
From: United States, Washington, DC
Aybar won't be taking that hit and run sign anymore.....well not this year.. maybe next year......
Written by: RoyStone, 14 Jan 2012 3:58 PM
From: Australia
Whatever happened to sport for it's own sake?
Written by: RoyStone, 14 Jan 2012 6:54 PM
From: Australia
Playing sport is a good social activity and healthy exercise. However dedicating one's youth to becoming a professional base-ball player at the expense of getting a full education is not a good idea. Only a tiny percentage can make it, and even then their careers are very short. Then they consider they are above the law, because of the god-like status we give them.

Written by: johnpena, 15 Jan 2012 9:07 AM
From: United States
Agreed Roy ..........however the reality in DR is that most ''educated'' in DR unless they have family money of connections do very little with their education !
Written by: RoyStone, 15 Jan 2012 9:26 AM
From: Australia
So I've heard, John.
Feminists complain about the "glass ceiling" - an invisible barrier that prevents qualified women from achieving senior management positions due to gender bias. Maybe you can suggest a name to the "ceiling" you are talking about?
(I'm guessing Josean's nomination for the "purple cieling".
Written by: johnpena, 15 Jan 2012 9:37 AM
From: United States
DR is all about who you know and what your willing to do . It is very dog eat dog
Dominicans in general are very materialistic which is why they love to ''set up shop.
Dont ever compare western value systems with DR LOL ! Thought I will say the western value system is starting to look a lot like the third world one lol
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