“Big lack of RESPECT”, the Cuban pitcher CONFESSED about the absence of Cepeda in the Classic – SwingCompleto
By Miguel Guerra
With the recent definitive conformation of what will be the roster of Team Cuba to the next World Baseball Classic, the uncertainties of the names that we will see wearing the four-letter jersey have been left behind.
However, this has not been a reason to stop the controversy and debates through social networks regarding several players who should be there and, on the other hand, others who did not have sufficient merits to integrate the final list, either because of the current sports form or because you could simply opt for better options.
Related to this issue, one of the names that generated the most controversy was Frederick Cepeda. Your exclusion from 50 player name caught the attention of fans and specialists around the world.
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Even ESPN’s extra-class sportscaster, Ernesto Jerez made a special request to Cuba with the aim of including the spirituano in said first official list.
It should be noted that the switch-hitting Cuban was included in the World Classic all-time team, in the role of designated hitter, being the leader through the four editions in hits, RBIs and runs scored.
In 25 games he hit six home runs, drove in 23 runs, scored 19 and walked 22. He presented an offensive line of 381 / .509 / .714 in his time at the most important event in baseball for nations worldwide.
Unfortunately, the hopes of seeing Frederich Cepeda in what would be his last World Classic disappeared with the announcement of the final roster of 30 Cuban players for the expected tournament.
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Regarding the controversy, in our nocturnal stellar space the Full Swing Show, we counted on the presence of the one who was a very special teammate in the Cuba and Sancti Spiritus teams for Cepeda. We are talking about the right-handed pitcher Ifreidi Coss, who expressed his most sincere feelings regarding the non-inclusion of his friend in the Cuban team.
«As pitcher “El Duke” Hernández, and as position players the two Spiritus: Yuli Gurriel and Frederich Cepeda. With Yuli I come from school and Frederich has been a friend, brother and a great advisor, “confessed Ifreidi, who were his top figures to follow in baseball.
Furthermore, he added:
“The injustices they have committed with him are unfortunate, the first thing they have to do is respect his history.”
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“Sometimes they take several players and they don’t play, on his own merits he has earned it and because of his career. It is a great lack of respect, they left him out and nothing happens.
«For what does one work and sacrifice? In the end, nothing, they do not value anyone’s work, it is what they want to put there and that’s it ».
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