Puerto Rico to host Caribbean Series despite earthquake
Puerto Rico to host Caribbean Series despite earthquake. The 62nd edition of the Caribbean Series will be held despite the aftershocks that still have Puerto Rico on edge this Thursday, organizers confirmed. A report published by the digital newspaper Teleuniverso confirmed that the infrastructure of the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in the capital was not damaged in any way and, therefore, the hosting of the event is maintained. The report also highlights the approval of the Commissioner of the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation, Juan Francisco Puello, who assured reporters that everything continues as planned. ‘Although Puerto Rico has been declared in a state of emergency, absolutely nothing happened in the capital, and the power cuts were executed only as a preventative measure,’ Puello said. The event, to be held February1 to 7, will this time see the participation of the top teams from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama and Colombia. The big absentee will be Cuba, after the region’s professional baseball authority closed its doors to the island, alleging visa and logistical issues. The Cuban Baseball Federation and players immediately expressed their repudiation of the exclusion of their country from the Series, as the legitimate founder of the tournament.