Photos: Rosimar Guzmán / David Urdaneta
2001.com.ve | Alex J. García R. @alexonjgarcia
The best hitters of Venezuelan baseball will meet on December 3 at the University Stadium of Caracas to dispute the 17th edition of the Pepsi Home Runoff Festival. As usual, the music will be present at this event to bring the best show to all who attend and viewers.
The manager of Marca Pepsi, José Ricardo Guida, was in charge of indicating the Creole bats that will be responsible for giving souvenir's to the stands. José "Cafecito" Martínez, José Osuna, Renato Nuñez and Jesús Guzmán are some of those who will try to take the scepter as the biggest slugger.
In addition, he assured an afternoon full of surprises for all where there will be activities both inside and outside the stadium in a family atmosphere, "Once again we will provide a quality show, fun and entertaining for all Venezuelan families", the representative said.
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The 'Chucho' Guzmán was present at the press conference, being one of the faces of Team Pepsi, and was the model in charge of dressing and posing with the shirt corresponding to this year's edition that returns to the capital city after several years .
"I am happy and very grateful for the support that Pepsi is offering to baseball", said the slugger of the Leones del Caracas at the moment he assured that he will be the winner of this 17th edition.
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For its part, the manager of Sports Marketing of Empresas Polar, Carlos Martínez, He reported that Gleyber Torres, Eugenio Suárez and Wilson Conteras are the big leagues confirmed for the 2018 Derby. Between the three accumulated 68 homers last season in the best baseball in the world.
The receiver of the Chicago Cubs was the one that in the previous edition, held at the José Bernardo Pérez Stadium in Valencia, hit more full-back shots (33) to win the trophy of this Festival.
"There will be a first round of direct confrontations to select five winners who will go on to a second phase, in which they will play against each other and classify the two with the most home runs in the final," Martinez said.
The Marketing Manager said that performing the Derby Home Run at this time is "very complicated", reason for which he thanked the support of the sponsors of this event, among which Mapfre, Rawlings, Cinex, Avior and Apollo.
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Beginning on November 7, the sale of the tickets will begin on the website of World TicketIn addition, Martinez informed that for those who can not purchase their tickets, the channels Meridiano TV, DIRECTV and IVC They are in charge of taking this event to the screens of Venezuelan homes.
Likewise, Jonathan Moly, Juan Miguel and the Perfect Melody will be responsible for turning on the show before the hitting party.
– Pepsi Venezuela (@PepsiVEN) October 25, 2018
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