Controversy in Lidom: The eaglets turn on lights on their cell phones to distract the Licey pitcher

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  • Controversy in Lidom: The eaglets turn on lights on their cell phones to distract the Licey pitcher

During the match played by the Águilas Cibaeñas and the Tigres del Licey on Wednesday at the Cibao Stadium, in Santiago de los Caballeros, dozens of fans chose to turn on the lights on their cell phones to distract the pitcher from the blue outfit.

The event occurred on the same day. when the game was in the bottom of the eighth episode. The blue team pitcher, Josh Lueke, was facing Yairo Muñoz, with a runner on first base and no outs.

Given this, dozens of Águilas fans flashed their smartphones to distract Lueke, conduct that was described by many as “unsportsmanlike.”

The action caused This caused the game to be stopped, while the blue team dominated the scoreboard with four runs over two of the Águilas.

The game was resumed minutes after the fans turned off the lights cellphones.

Finally, the game ended with a bang. in favor of Tigres, who beat the Águilas four runs to three.

This behavior has caused reactions from fans  and sports personalities, branding it as “unconscious”, “ disrespectful” and “unsportsmanlike”  this proceeding of the fans.

It is recalled that types of behaviors are not new in the fans of the Cibaeño team, since in the 2016-2017 final between the aforementioned teams, there was a great deal of violence. A moment similar to that of Wednesday, as followers of the yellow conglomerate also turned on the flashlights of their phones.

Another case was in 2021, during the mini play-in between Águilas Cibaeñas and Leones del Escogido, when they used the same method to blur the pitcher of the scarlet team.

Great rivalries

The Águilas Cibaeñas and Tigres del Licey are considered the leading teams of the Professional Baseball League in the Dominican Republic (Lidom), tied with 22 championships, these are characterized by starring in one of the biggest rivalries in national sports.

Many times , the rivalry leaves the field of play. An example of this was when the captain of the blue team, Emilio Bonifacio expressed his concern. last December, on the radio show Opening the Game, “the Águilas Cibaeñas are the leaders in distraction in the league”, a phrase that was not long in coming. in being a topic of conversation.

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