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Say Hello To…The Cubs Dominican Academy

Tom Ricketts has been a busy man.  Late last week Ricketts was in the Dominican Republic to unveil plans for a brand new, one of kind facility.  The 50 acre facility will be located in the town of La Gina, which is just outside of Santo Domingo, and very close to the airport.  Just a few of the luxuries that Dominican ball players will have are a total of four fields, one of which being artificial turf.  The academy will also be home to four batting cages, eight bullpens, a weight room, and two locker rooms.  Rumor has it that the facility will also have a video room, which is a tremendous tool for not only scouting these players, but allowing this players to learn like major league ballplayers learn.  Another solid feature of the academy is that it is almost laid out like a college.  There is a cafeteria, a dormatory, meeting/class rooms, and has the capabilities to house 80 members including staff and players. 

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