The captain of the Tigres del Licey, Emilio Boniface, indicated that there was disorder in the organization around the Dominican team that participated in the fifth edition of the World Baseball Classic.
"What starts badly rarely ends well, let’s analyze everything from the beginning and we will realize that if we won, we were rewarding the mediocrity of the organization that we had and those responsible know it"he expressed.
Furthermore, he said that personal interests were imposed above the country and the selection.
The outfielder explained that no player who decided to represent the Dominican Republic in the event wanted to fail the country and asked not to criticize them for their performance.
"The only thing I ask is that you do not criticize any player who was in the WBC, regardless of the result, they all put their career aside to represent the country and believe me that others see it and say I will not go"said the player on his Twitter social network.
The center fielder who was included in the team’s 50-player roster with a view to participating in the event urged not to criticize when things go wrong and only applaud when you have good results.
Finally, the member of the ideal team in the Gran Caracas 2023 Caribbean Series said that his words they have nothing to do with the fact of not having been included in the tricolor roster.
Dominican Republic, projected as the favorite to win the event was disqualified in the first roundby registering a mark of two wins and two losses.
The only thing I ask is that you do not criticize any player who was in the WBC, regardless of the result…. They all put their career aside to represent the country and believe me that others see it and say I won’t go, that could happen to me I follow the thread
— Emilio Bonifacio (@Elboni_1) March 17, 2023