With the genius that characterizes him, the veteran leader Max “Mako” Oliveras celebrated the fact that he was removed from his position as leader of the Mayaguez Indians to be replaced by his bench coach, the former player Wilfredo “Coco” Cordero.
“It’s the first time they’ve kicked me out and I’m happy.“, Oliveras concluded when The new day He called him to request a reaction to the move announced by the Indians this Sunday prior to the game against RA12.
“It’s not that they fired me, but that they changed my job. But I am happy because they are going to give the opportunity to a person to whom I looked for a way to be given the opportunity as a coach and always said that he was a man who should replace me,” Oliveras added in reference to Cordero, a former player of the Major Leagues and one of the great figures in the history of the Indians.
Cordero, by the way, is a native of Mayaguez.
In addition to announcing Oliveras’ departure as manager, the Indians indicated that Oliveras “will remain in the Indians administration as part of the general manager’s office”.
Hector Otero is the manager.
This move comes at a time when the defending champions are at the bottom of the league table. Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (LBPRC) with a record of 3-8. In fact, on Saturday night they lost by a score of 2-0 to the Caguas Creoles.
The Indians have had a poor offensive performance with a collective average of .197 and just 32 runs scored in 11 games. Emmanuel Rivera is hitting .188 and Danny Ortiz is hitting .158. The pitching does its job with a collective ERA of 2.92.
“As the song says, everything has an end. This year I thought about directing again, but things didn’t turn out the way I thought. When I started talking to Hector last night, I told him: ‘If it’s me (the cause of the defeats), don’t let your hand shake,'” declared Oliveras, who took over as manager of the Indians in the middle of last season. season replacing Luis Matos and guided them to winning the 19th championship.
The pilot added that his relief is also due to the fact that his wife was affected by the comments that were made on social networks due to the team’s poor start.
“This is affecting my wife a lot. There are two people there who write, which is the minority, who write atrocities there on social networks. I tell my wife that I don’t read that. But she does read them, and it’s affecting her. Now she is going to be calm,” she said.
“In addition, it is time to open the gap to other people, and who better than Coco Cordero,” he pointed out.
Cordero will debut on Sunday against RA12 at the Isidoro “Cholo” Garcia Stadium, in Mayaguez.
“But I tell you, I’m happy that they took me out because now I’m going to be up there with Hector Otero enjoying the games. And enjoying the victories because I know there will be many to come.”