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Boca Chica, DR.– The Seattle Mariners unveiled their new baseball academy in  Boca Chica on Thursday, a 24-acre facility where up to 80 players can live, train and learn.

The academy features three full-sized fields with a practice field and an agility field. There are covered batting cages and bullpen facilities with six mounds. There’s  a dorm, dining hall, class room for English and Spanish literacy development and a computer lab. 

Mariners president Kevin Mather, general manager Jack Zduriencik, the organization’s director of Dominican Republic administration Martin Valerio and second baseman Robinson Cano were on hand along with Whitney Jensen-Rodriguez, who was representing the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic. 

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Written by: zooma, 15 Feb 2014 9:51 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

This is a welcome type of foreign invasion.

Just waiting for the Red Sox to open one to compete with the Yankees proposed development in La Romana.

Written by: josean, 15 Feb 2014 10:12 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"Yankees proposed development in La Romana"


Yankess said they never proposed such a project in La Romana!



Written by: zooma, 15 Feb 2014 10:32 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

How about change from proposed to as suggested by Felix Lopez, executive vice president and chief international officer of the Yankees in July of 2013..

He later had his hands slapped for making the announcement. However, the Yankees have been decidedly silent on the matter since then. I sense he opened the curtain to the show before the actors knew their lines. There has been no news of him being sacked so expect he is still on the Yankee payroll.




Written by: josean, 15 Feb 2014 10:41 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



.......That's just because of family courtesy, Hal Steinbrenner, is his brother in law but you haven't heard a peep on this matter from Felix Lopez again either!






Written by: JHCL2016, 15 Feb 2014 1:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


That basebal complex is a GO in La Romana. Great news for Boca Chica, projects like this create at least one job, one dollar we did not have.

8-)

Danilo en la cima * Leonel 2016!

Ps. SDM Line No.2 is a GO to Carr. Mella and Av. San Vicente de Paul. GO GO GO!
Written by: JHCL2016, 15 Feb 2014 2:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


Another GO starting in March 2014 is...... eight more rooms at HPC!

;-)

Keep it rolling...
Written by: walnut, 15 Feb 2014 4:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic, La Romana
At last weekends Latin Hall of Fame ceremony in la romana, I heard the topic of the Mariners facility discussed with optimism and substance.
The proposed project in Bayahibe was talked about as a joke and pipe dream.
Who is going to spend $200,000,000 on a training facility?
Written by: zooma, 15 Feb 2014 6:58 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

"Who is going to spend $200,000,000 on a training facility?"

The Yankees, because it includes a resort and with hotels in addition to the training facilities.



Written by: josean, 15 Feb 2014 9:09 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Hope is Eternal but Reality is Brutal!


Written by: walnut, 16 Feb 2014 11:40 AM
From: Dominican Republic, La Romana
The Yankees have never expressed a plan to build a $200,000,000 facility in the DR.
A resort with hotels in the middle of nowhere?
I heard of this notion having condos and retail too.

Please, they are rich but not stupid.
Written by: ny4life, 2 Mar 2014 2:57 PM
From: United States, Respect Dominican sovereignty. No fusion on the island of Hispanola.
Such haters
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