Press Release

Posted by Sofia Rocher on January 28, 2014

ESPN Deportes Exclusively Presents 2014 Caribbean World Series

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Ozzie Guillen joins team for live and on-site multiplatform coverage from Margarita Island, Venezuela; Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez joins as guest analyst for ESPN Deportes Radio

ESPN Deportes will offer exclusive coverage of the Caribbean World Series 2014 LIVE from Margarita Island, Venezuela. Coverage kicks off with a double-header on February 1, with Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic and Mexico vs. Cuba. After 53 years, Cuba – represented by Villa Clara, champion of Cuba’s National Series -returns to the Series and joins “La Fiesta del Caribe.”

Former MLB player and manager Ozzie Guillen will add to the excitement during extensive analysis across television, ESPN Deportes Radio and ESPNDeportes.com. Host Carolina Guillen and analyst Enrique Rojas will join Ozzie Guillen for the news and information coverage. The game announcers include Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez, Ozzie Guillen, and Guillermo Celis and Jorge Eduardo Sanchez. Eitan Benezra and Carolina Padron will report from the field. In addition, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez joins the ESPN Deportes Radio broadcast team as guest analyst.

Marking the LVI edition of the Series, this year’s games will be held at Estadio Nueva Esparta in Porlamar, Margarita Island. Of the 13 scheduled games, five will be double-headers where the teams will face off at 3 p.m. ET and no earlier than 7:30 p.m. ET.

Programing Highlights:

ESPN Deportes

  • Live telecast of all games (schedule listed below);
  • Complete coverage of Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony;
  • ESPN Deportes baseball experts will be covering on-site from Margarita Island, Venezuela throughout the seven-day event:
  • Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez, Jorge Eduardo Sanchez, Ozzie Guillen and Guillermo Celis are slated to call the games;
  • Carolina Padrón and Eitan Benezra will report from the field;
  • Béisbol Esta Noche will originate from Margarita with a 30-minute pre-game show and between games on doubleheader fays (Feb. 1-5); additional news and information coverage will be presented daily across SportsCenter, Los Capitales, #Redes and Nación ESPN;
  • Live segments of the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame, Class of 2014, ceremony to air during the Final on February 8; and
  • Regional Venezuelan music takes center stage with “La Fiesta del Caribe,” the networks theme song for the Series. The song was written and produced by The Mermelada Bunch, a native Maracaibo band.

ESPN Deportes Radio

  • The Series will be broadcast live on ESPN Deportes Radio (all games except those on Sunday Feb. 2nd);
  • El Duque to serve as guest analyst alongside the play-by-play and analysis of José Francisco Rivera, Renato Bermudez and Cristian Moreno;
  • Hour-long pre- and post-game sessions for every game by Carolina Guillén, Rojas, Rivera, Bermudez and Moreno;
  • Podcasts to include analysis of each game.

 

ESPNDeportes.com

  • Complete game highlights and play of the day recap for each of the games;
  • Ozzie Guillen, Ernesto Jerez and Enrique Rojas will participate in a video chat online and provide exclusive on field interviews, up-to-date news on the teams, previews and recaps; and
  • Baseball expert Jorge Morejón will offer analysis on ESPNDeportes.com.
  • #SerieCaribeESPN will be the official hashtag.

Detailed schedule below:

Air Date (EST)

Start Time (EST)

Competitor

 

Networks

Sat 2/1/2014

3:00 PM

PUERTO RICO vs. REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Sat 2/1/2014

7:30 PM

CUBA vs. MEXICO

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Sun 2/2/2014

3:00 PM

MEXICO vs. PUERTO RICO

ESPN Deportes Television;

Sun 2/2/2014

7:30 PM

CUBA vs. VENEZUELA

ESPN Deportes Television;

Mon 2/3/2014

3:00 PM

REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA vs. CUBA

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Mon 2/3/2014

7:30 PM

VENEZUELA vs. MEXICO

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Tue 2/4/2014

3:00 PM

PUERTO RICO vs. CUBA

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Tue 2/4/2014

7:30 PM

REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA vs. VENEZUELA

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Wed 2/5/2014

3:00 PM

MEXICO vs. REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Wed 2/5/2014

7:30 PM

VENEZUELA vs. PUERTO RICO

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Thu 2/6/2014

7:00 PM

SEMIFINAL #1

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Fri 2/7/2014

7:00 PM

SEMIFINAL #2

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

Sat 2/8/2014

7:00 PM

FINAL

ESPN Deportes Television; ESPN Deportes Radio;

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