"I will not allow my players to be judged," Omar López wrote this Monday, on his Instagram account. The strategist allowed himself to reflect on what was the elimination of Venezuela in the quarterfinals of the World Classic.
"Possibly many will believe that this has not affected me, that it will not mean a very big stigma in my life... (But no) This ship was mine and I assume all the consequences," wrote the pilot in the sense of message.
"There will be NO ONE who calls himself Venezuelan, who has a Venezuelan passport or identity card, who hurts this moment more than me," he added.
Omar López made specific reference to Silvino Bracho, who ended up receiving the Grand Slam from Trea Turner that sentenced Venezuela.
"Silvino cannot be judged... I was the one who made the decision and I am the only one responsible," added the strategist, who had already spoken about his controversial decision at the post-match press conference.
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Respect for your players
Among other things, Omar López asked for gratitude for his players who "left their souls on the field to represent Venezuela." He also admitted that seeing their faces after the defeat was the most difficult.
"I ask you with all my heart, to applaud all those boys who played like children... Applaud those boys who gave sublime days to all Venezuelans in the world," he said.
Likewise, he expressed his gratitude to Miguel Cabrera, Salvador Pérez and José Altuve who were the líderHe is from the team since before the start of the tournament. And he reiterated that there is a promising future for Venezuelan baseball.