The Caribbean Series continues tonight, with Panama playing Puerto Rico at 7 pm (Eastern). The games are being aired on ESPN Deportes and the MLB website has live scores and links to their Gameday view, so there’s really no excuse to miss it. The schedule for the rest of the week is as follows (all times Eastern):
- Thursday, 2/7
- 3:00 PM Mexico vs. Cuba
- 8:00 PM Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic
- Friday, 2/8
- 3:00 PM Panama vs. Dominican Republic
- 8:00 PM Venezuela vs. Mexico
- Saturday, 2/9
- 1:00 PM Venezuela vs. Cuba
- 7:00 PM Puerto Rico vs. Panama
- Sunday, 2/10
- 4:00 PM Championship Game: Winner Group A vs. Winner Group B
If you’re not sure who to root for, the team rosters are on the MLB site, as well as on ESPN.com. Check out the rosters and you may find some familiar names, such as my favorite former Cuban player, Dariel Alvarez.
Another familiar name, at least to Baltimore Orioles – or Bowie Baysox – fans, is Radhames Liz, who played for Bowie in 2006, 2007, and 2009. Liz was born on October 6, 1983, in El Seibo, Dominican Republic, and is of Haitian descent. The Baltimore Orioles signed him in February 2003 when he was 19 1/2 years old. Liz has played for Baltimore, San Diego, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee, as well as for teams in the Dominican Republic, Korean, Japan, and, coming this season, China. I’d wondered what happened to him!
Check back on Stat-urday for more on Radhames Liz. In the meantime, enjoy the Series – and see what/who you might discover there!