Just wanted to share and document a few pics while I was in the Domincan Republic (Republica Domincana)training Miguel Tejada. It was one of the best experiences in my baseball trainng career. I had one of those opportunities that just never forget. We trained hard, talked about baseball, family and life all the while he showed me where and how lived as a boy and now as a professional baseball player.
Miggy and I talking after lunch at his home
Miggy warming up before a WBC game with the JC band I gave him
This is the field Miggy played on as a boy. He had a stadium and outfield wall built around it so kids would be safe.
and these are the reasons he built the stadium. The group of kids practicing when we arrived
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