W.B.C. First round in San Juan ends in success!!!


panerorama.JPGIn San Juan the World baseball classic stood up to its name.
We had some classic games and basically the most exciting 1st round of all 4 competition sites…. From the Dutch pulling an upset over Dominican twice and moving into the winner bracket to team Puerto Rico setting strike out records
chad kropff and crew compressed JPG.JPGand breaking  crowd attendance records.  The field played great and the rains held off for the most part. A few light showers during the early games but no major threat and no tarp work.  It was an  exciting first round to say the least .  Some of my favorite highlights had to be the Glidden Paint sponsorship program where each day they provided the ground crew ( and servers) with different colored bowling
P3100402.JPGshirts.  Yellow one day, then pink, purple, blue and finally red.   The crew did a great job under the watchful eye of Dennis Klien, Brandon Putnam and Scott Strickland. The fun was not limited to San Juan as we had guys in Mexico as well and they truly had a great time with the Cuban and Ausies.  Yes the Netherlands club was probably not the team a few  MLB marketing folks would have liked to have seen move to the next bracket but nevertheless they won and they deserve it.  And I wouldnt put it past them to do a little upseting in Miami.  These guys are for real!    Our operation’s team in P.R. included Frank Uddo and Morgan Littlefield as Venue managers. Both had a great  impact on the success of the Venue. 


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