Calixte does not deny an origin that haunts him like his shadow

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    Orlando Calixte has established himself as a starting player in the &Aacute ;guilas Cibaeñas.

The distractions and inconveniences that Orlando Calixte has had to overcome due to his Haitian origin, have haunted him since before signing  He turned professional in 2010 with the Kansas City Royals.

He has been the focus of attention since on the ninth of this month — during a match between the Águilas Cibaeñas and the Tigres del Licey at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal Stadium, Ricky Ravelo, Jr. of the president of the blue team, Ricardo Ravelo, played the song “Palito de Coco”, which in the past “hit” the Haitian artist Rumai.

In the midst of the controversy that this caused, including protests from directors, fellow players and fans not only of the Cibaeño team, Calixte has tried to maintain focus, provide a good show within the limits of the sport. lines of lime for the Águilas to continue adding victories.

“My purpose is to play hard, to offer a good show to the fans because they pay to see us and they have the right to demand that we play hard” , he said. the versatile player  of the Águilas Cibaeñas in an interview with the youtuber Leonardo Pérez TV..

“That's what I focus on. As for what social networks are and that type of comments from people who are outside the field, honestly, I don't pay much attention to it”,  declared Calixte, 30, whose father  Dieudonne settled in I lived in the Dominican Republic in 1977.

“There is a public that now with what has happened thinks that I have denied my roots. Of course not, never…you can ask the guys (players) from the six teams and those who don't belong and know me off the field.

They know that no, that I don't deny my roots, where my dad and dad are from. and my mom,  but I was born here, I studied here and all my customs are from here ” Calixte, who has bachata and merengue, who also dances, among his favorite musical rhythms.

  He thanked the fans and all those who have felt uncomfortable with the affront to which he has been the object, but, above all, the Dominican Republic, where he learned how to teach. the trade that has allowed him to help his humble family improve their status in life.

Likewise, he had words of praise for the Dominican coaches who formed him as a player, as well as for the Dominican coaches. like his older brother, Orlando, who was a good baseball player and helped him grow. so that he would follow in his footsteps.

He said that on the initiative that he had a person try to annoy him with the collation of the subject

“I don’t blame the Dominican Republic because the work I have makes a living for the family and all those who depend on me, thanks to the baseball I learned there. ”” “My brother, may God have him in glory, and part of my fruits I owe to the Dominicans who helped me get to where I am so I can give this show to the public,” declared Mr. Calixte, who hits a club-leading .294 with one home run and eight RBIs.

His good performance has caught the attention of the Chinichi Dragons team, from the Japan League, which has just signed him to a deal close to seven figures, which will limit his career. your participation here he will stay until December 10th.

In 2008, the Boston Red Sox were reportedly determined to sign the young shortstop for $3 million, but refused to do so because his identity papers raised doubts because he and his brother had the same name.

With the passage of time and many procedures carried out in Puerto Príncipe and in the Central Electoral Board to prove that his real name is Orlando and not Wilson, as he chose to do. for being called so as not to have the same as his brother and guide, his price fell 20,000. and in  August 2010 received He received a million-dollar bonus from the Kansas City Royals.

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