President Leonel Fernandez received in the New York Yankees last night in the National Palace, where the world champions presented the World Series trophy won over the Philadelphia Phillies in November.
Fernandez arrived to start the ceremony at 7:19 p.m., with Yankees players including Robinson Cano, Dámaso Marte, Francisco Cervelli, coach Tony Peña, as well as the great player and Dominican leader Many Mota.
The Head of State said it was a great honor for him to receive the trophy in the house of government, since it came from the United States’ most successful sport organization.
He said he feels highly identified with the team because great Dominicans have been part of it. “I feel very happy for living this moment together with you, who are great symbols in global sports.”
O.K. which current, famous, Dominican Yankee is missing from this picture:
Then again, maybe it was a good thing that he was a no-show?