The Institute of Sports and Recreation in Medellin, INDER, officially supports the professional baseball team, Medellín Colts for the upcoming 2010-2011 season, which is held between the months of October 2010 and January 2011.
After several efforts among managers Andres Felipe Garcia (INDER) and Juan Camilo Restrepo (Colts) have finally reached an economical agreement where the municipal sports entity is a partnership with Medellín in its first season the Colombian Winter League.
Medellín INDER contributed a total of 80 million pesos of investments and the necessary adjustments towards the baseball diamond of Luis Alberto Villegas to MLB stadium standards.
The Colombian Professional Baseball Championships, 2010-2011 season will begin in the cities of Bogota, Cali and Medellin. On the 22nd or October the Medellín Colts and Bogotá Eagles will make their national debuts in this league. Meanwhile, Cali is the new home of the Bulls that relocated from Sincelejo. These three teams will join the Barranquilla Caimans, the Montería Lions, and the Cartagena Tigers, for a total of six teams.
Each team will play 50 games this season, 25 home and 25 away. The top four teams make the semifinals, depending on the regions of the semifinalists the amount of games will determined to be played at the round robin, which will start on January 2nd thru the 22th. The final will be between the top two round robin teams and is a best of seven series to determine the champion.
The All-Star Game and Home Run Derby will be held on December 3rd and 4th respectively, in Bogotá.
Jorge A. Holguín García
Journalist Accord Antioquia
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