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10-20-2005, 01:14 PM
Updated: Oct. 20, 2005, 2:59 PM ET
Peņa to manage Dominican Republic team

MIAMI -- After months of speculation and rumor, Tony Peņa was introduced Thursday as manager of the team that will represent the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic next March.

Peņa, American League Manager of the Year in 2003 with the Kansas City Royals, resigned as manager of Kansas City in May of this year, after the team lost 25 of its first 33 games.

"It is a great challenge to manage this Dominican team, and I am thankful for the opportunity, " said Peņa in Santo Domingo.

"Although in the D.R. we have a great number of superstars, no one will be ruled out when we choose our roster. I prefer a rookie in top condition over an out of shape star anytime, " added Peņa, a five time All-Star in his 18 year Major League career as a catcher.

Peņa is currently special assistant to the general manager in the Royals organization.

The Dominican team has been projected as one of the favorites for the World Baseball Classic, with stars such as Vladimir Guerrero, Miguel Tejada and Pedro Martinez, among many top Major League players available to Peņa and the D.R.

10-20-2005, 01:21 PM
Nosotros Creemos!

10-20-2005, 01:21 PM
Dominicans keep your wives locked up.

10-20-2005, 01:25 PM
If he stays down there it will be harder to subpoena him for the divorce trial. :)

10-20-2005, 01:37 PM
Besebah bean berry berry goot to Tony.

10-20-2005, 02:06 PM
The scary thing is he ALREADY has a better team now than he did with the Royals.