MIAMI, United States. – The Caribbean Series 2023which ends this Sunday in Venezuela, once again certified the poor level of baseball that is practiced inside Cuba.
Although the cast of Farmers —who attended the tournament as winners of the I Elite League— was not one of the favorites for the titles, the final balance of one victory and six losses has caused criticism from fans to rain down. and specialized press.
Cuba only won the first game, and in extra innings, against WildCats KJ74, from Curaçao, a priori the worst cast in the contest. The rest were losses against Tigres del Licey (3-1), Leones de Caracas (20-3), Cañeros de los Mochis (6-5), Vaqueros de Montería (5-4), Indios de Mayagüez (4-3 ) and Federales de Chiriquí (10-4).
Beyond the markers, in some cases closed, those directed by Carlos Martí not only did not live up to the circumstances, but also left the feeling that the ball that is played in Cuba is far below the rest of the domestic competitions of the region.
The writer and specialized journalist Francys Romero described the Cuban performance as “horrendous” and maintained that the debacle of Farmers in the Caribbean Series was not the work of chance.
“Horrendous was the experience of Cuba in the Caribbean Series. The effects of an outdated structure and system and an outdated concept of baseball. In my opinion, if you seek to motivate athletes who have won a championship, take them to a peak in Nicaragua or etc. But to a tournament of this nature you must bring a competitive team with the most qualified of what little remains in your baseball. It was not like that and the final result is this: 1 victory and 6 losses”, the reporter wrote on social networks after the last game of the Cubans.
Criticism also rained down in the Cuban state media. The narrator and sports commentator Renier González assured that Cuba’s performance in the event should not be surprising, since it clearly showed the real level of baseball on the island.