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January, 30, 2009 - 07:43 PM / ET

SERIE DEL CARIBE(TM) Available Live and On-Demand by Subscription on Beisbol.TV(TM)
Only $9.95 for 12 game package - February 2-7, 2009

    STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The 51st SERIE DEL CARIBE, the tournament determining the champion country of Winter League baseball, will be held Monday through Saturday, February 2- 7 in Mexicali, Mexico.  The games will be produced by ESPN Deportes in Spanish and MLB Network in English and will be available exclusively on-line, live and on demand, on www.Beisbol.TV , by subscription to the 12 game series for $9.95. 

 

    eBeisbol.com (TM), the official site of the SERIE DEL CARIBE,  has the exclusive international video rights to the SERIE DEL CARIBE and is partnering with VBrick Systems to launch Beisbol.TV to stream the games and highlights. Additionally, for the first time, eBeisbol.com is offering a Beisbol.TV Highlight and Linescore widget for syndication. The widget will be updated dynamically during the game. 

 

    Participating countries include Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.  Representing teams are: for Mexico -- the Venados de Mazatlan, for the Dominican Republic -- the Tigres del Licey, for Puerto Rico -- Leones de Ponce.  In Venezuela, the Tigres de Aragua have forced a 7th game against the Leones de Caracas to determine which will represent their country.

 

    Likely MLB participants include:

    For the Dominican Republic: Ronnie Belliard (NATIONALS), Fernando Tatis (METS) Willy Aybar (RAYS), Erick Aybar (ANGELS), Timo Perez (TIGERS), Felix Pie (ORIOLES), Matt Tupman (ROYALS), Nelson Cruz (RANGERS), Jorge Sosa (NATIONALS), Jose Capellan (ASTROS), Anderson Hernandez (NATIONALS)

 

    For Puerto Rico:  Jorge Padilla (NATIONALS), Raul Casonova (METS), Robinson Cancel (METS)

 

    For Mexico: Adrian Gonzalez (PADRES), Edgar Gonzalez (PADRES), Jon Weber (RAYS), Freddy Sandoval (ANGELS), Arturo Lopez (PADRES)

    For Venezuela: Ronnie Cedeno (MARINERS), Carlos Maldonado (RED SOX), Marco Scutaro (BLUE JAYS)

 

    Official Rosters will be announced on eBeisbol.com.

 

 

    Schedule:

    DATE        EST        COUNTRY TEAM MATCH-UP

    Mon. 2/2    5:00 PM    Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic

    Mon. 2/2    10:00 PM   Puerto Rico vs. Mexico

    Tue. 2/3    5:00 PM    Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico

    Tue. 2/3    9:00 PM    Mexico vs. Venezuela

    Wed. 2/4    5:00 PM    Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico

    Wed. 2/4    9:00 PM    Mexico vs. Dominican Republic

    Thu. 2/5    5:00 PM    Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela

    Thu. 2/5    9:00 PM    Mexico vs. Puerto Rico

    Fri. 2/6    5:00 PM    Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic

    Fri. 2/6    9:00 PM    Venezuela vs. Mexico

    Sat. 2/7    5:00 PM    Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela

    Sat. 2/7    9:00 PM    Dominican Republic vs. Mexico

 

 

    The SERIE DEL CARIBE is the only tournament outside the United States sanctioned by Major League Baseball for professional player participation. Caribbean Winter League Baseball, with its own rich cultural tradition and passion for the game of baseball, has provided professional baseball players the opportunity to hone their craft during the major and minor league off-season.  It has been played since 1949.  The standings by country (with the last year they won in parentheses) are:

 

 

    Serie del Caribe Championships

    (Last Championship)

 

    Republica      Puerto

    Dominicana     Rico        Cuba

 

    17 (2008)      14          7

                   (2000)      (1960)

 

    Venezuela      Mexico      Panama

 

    6 (2006)       5           1

                   (2005)      (1950)

 

 

    About eBeisbol.com

    eBeisbol.com ( www.eBeisbol.com ) is the official website of the SERIE DEL CARIBE and ALIANZA LATINA DE BEISBOL(R) a Latino fan community.  Both are owned and produced by CULTIVA Entertainment ( www.cultivaentertainment.com ) CULTIVA is a studio for the future, creating and producing multi-platform interactive entertainment experiences both live and online, in partnership with media and technology companies.

 

    About VBrick Systems, Inc.

    VBrick Systems is the world leader of live, online networked video solutions. Offering the most comprehensive suite of enterprise video products in the industry, VBrick provides business and organizations with robust and proven online video systems that connect people everywhere. Headquartered in Wallingford, CT, VBrick's products and services are available through industry leading value-added resellers, systems integrators and distributors. VBrick Live: See What's Next in Online Video. For more information, visit us at www.vbrick.com

 

SOURCE  CULTIVA Entertainment

 








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