As a great honor and pride that he hopes to fulfill and materialize at the top, the newly appointed leader of the Dominican team, Rodney Linares, took on this great challenge of leading the team through the best paths in the World Baseball Classic in the role of helmsman. to be held in March 2013.
In his presentation this Thursday at a hotel in Baltimore, Linares expressed that he assumes it as a great commitment, the greatest he has had in his managerial career, which he hopes to fulfill.
“Thank God, thank you Mr. President of the Baseball Federation and also to Nelson Cruz for this brilliant opportunity“, were his first words, after being introduced by Cruz himself, general manager of the Dominican team and Juan Núñez Nepomuceno, president of FEDOBE.
It is a great honor for me to appear immediately, even more than a challenge, it is something that I take with great pride and I will try to fully comply with it,” said Linares, who stated that since his designation was known, many players have communicated with him through different channels to congratulate him and make himself available to him.
Son of the great Dominican instructor Julio-Sijo-Linares, the recently appointed leader, stated that he has an extensive list of personnel who could make up the coaching staff that will accompany him in this difficult race. It will be released in the coming weeks.
Another aspect that Linares pondered well will be to contribute so that a greater number of talented players are part of the Dominican team, since the mission is to have the best possible squad.
“We must put together the best team possible, because our great mission is to go in search of conquering the crown, as happened in 2013,” added Linares, while exhibiting for the first time the traditional shirt with the national colors.
“It is the first time that I see myself represent a Dominican team, this is bigger than when I first entered the United States after my signing,” he added.
Cruz values designation
On his side, Nelson Cruz highlighted the great professionalism that Linares exhibits, whom he considered as a person with great human and communicative capacity and who will surely know how to bring together that group of star players who will represent the national colors.
“He is a leader who is 100 percent trained with the new times that baseball is exhibiting today, in addition to exhibiting a great work ethic and connecting 100 percent with the players,” said Cruz, who has been related for a long time. with Linares.
Cruz wasted no time in pointing out that choosing Linares as the team’s manager was not an easy task. “We had many candidates,” he explained.
Also, Juan Núñez Nepomuceno, president of Fedobe, highlighted the qualities of the recently appointed leader and said that Linares has a profile identical to Cruz’s and I already know that he will be a perfect match.
“Since we were proposed, we dedicated ourselves to studying him in depth and I soon realized that he would be one of the ideal people to take on this important position,” said Núnez.