55th National Series Semifinals: A Snapshot of Four Greats
As is almost always the case in baseball, nothing happens by chance, and true to form, four of the favorite teams predicted to reach the semifinals of the 55th National Series, have done so. Two rank as historic greats having won the tournament on numerous occasions: Industriales and the Vegueros from Pinar del Río. The two other teams, current champions Ciego de Ávila's Tigres and Cocodrilos de Matanzas have gained this classification given their outstanding performances over the last five years.
The four semifinalists will take a break until March 25, while the tournament is briefly suspended owing to a visit by Major League Baseball team the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled to play a friendly game against the Cuban national team in the recently renovated Latinoamericano Stadium, the country's largest, with a capacity of over 40,000.