Friday, November 14, 2008

Cuba’s XLVIII National Baseball Series starts November 29

Cuba’s National Baseball Series will start on November 29th with a game between Santiago de Cuba and Pinar del Rio, at the Guillermón Moncada Stadium.

Groups have been eliminated. There will be two zones: Occidental (Pinar del Río, Isla de la Juventud, La Habana, Industriales, Metropolitanos, Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spíritus) and Oriental (Villa Clara, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín, Granma, Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo.) The top four finishers in each zone will advance to the quarter finals.

The quarter finals will be seven games. The winner has to be victorious in four games to advance to the next phase.

The games will take place only in the principal stadiums of the first phase.

The schedule game time will be 8:00 p.m. daily and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Mondays will be a rest day.

The Mizuno 150 will be the official baseball used.

Six games against each team, for a total of 90 games in the National Series.

There will be no selective tournament at the end of the National Series.

The final will be between the best team from the Occidental zone against the best team of the Oriental Zone.

Sources: Radio Coco and Jit Online

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