Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Belisario missed 3 dates?

According to El Universal, a newspaper from Venezuela, Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Ronald Belisario has missed three dates with the U.S. embassy in Caracas.

El lanzador venezolano ha perdido las tres citas que le ha otorgado la Embajada de Estados Unidos, en Caracas, para el trámite de su visa, por lo que aún no ha podido reportarse en Camelback Ranch, en Glendale, Arizona, donde su equipo tiene su sede primaveral.

(linked here)

Translation: Belisario has missed three dates with the U.S. embassy for paperwork, which is the reason he has yet to report to Camelback Ranch.

This article was published last Friday. I didn't know he had missed three dates. Has this been reported before? I was away over the weekend and did not get online much but this is news for me. I'm sorry if it has already been reported...

I was under the impression that Belisario couldn't come to the States yet because he was waiting to hear something from the embassy and that his arrest from last year had delayed his Visa application.

If he missed these dates recently then it shows that he has no priorities with this team.

Not good...


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9 comments:

bluefanforever33 said...

It does say he missed three dates. mmmm I wonder if the Dodgers know this. I know that he had missed it before spring training but that newspaper makes it sound like it was recently and you are right, it doesn't say anything about his arrest as a factor for delaying his visa.

Roberto said...

Weird stuff.

johnnie b. baker said...

good stuff! wonder what's going on...

El Lay Dave said...

Nice find Roberto. I hadn't seen this linked anywhere before. Even if the article doesn't mention it, I would imagine the DUI at the very least can't help.

Roberto said...

Thanks guys.

El Lay Dave said...

Actually, the article does mention the DUI and the "source" says this:

"That has complicated matters, because they (the Americans) are very strict with these legal issues," said the source familiar with the pitcher, ...

Roberto said...

Yes I know, but they gave him other dates after this and he has missed it. It would be great if a reporter down in Camelback Ranch can ask about this report...

Michael K. Smith said...

I asked my wife about this since she understands Spanish and Roberto is right. The report says he missed three dates to appear at the embassy. Yes, the DUI is slowing this but he still missed three dates. You can't defend that. I'm sorry but it just sounds like Belisario does not care. Where's Tony Jacson or Dyland Hernandez to ask about this report?

El Lay Dave said...

Oh, I agree about the missed appointments. That's inexcusable, and I wasn't attempting to defend that. In fact, with the possibilities of complications obvious (guy with US arrest record trying to obtain visa to enter the US from the Venezuela of today that is run by state-department non-favorite Hugo Chavez and his increasing numbers of Cuban advisors), Belisario really shouldn't be missing ANY appointments.