Estadio Panamericano in Zapopan, Mexico, near Guadalajara. Source.
It's the 2018 Caribbean Series, the baseball tournament contested each February by the champions of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Cuba, and the Pacific League of Mexico. It has been going on since 1949, but who ever talks about it in the North?
This year's teams are: Alazanes de Granma (Cuba), Tomateros de Culiacán (Mexico), Criollos de Caguas (Puerto Rico), Águilas Cibaeñas (Dominican), and Caribes de Anzoátegui (Venezuela). These clubs have won their national leagues within the past few days. The Puerto Rican league held a hurricane-shortened season.
Each team plays each other once in a round robin. The top four move on the semifinals. The final is February 8th. All games are played at Estadio Panamericano, home of los Charros de Jalisco of the Pacific League.
Águilas Cibaeñas have won the series five times; Criollos de Caguas have won four times, including last year; Tomateros twice. The Dominican Republic is historically the most successful country, followed by Puerto Rico.
[Criollos beat Águilas 2 - 0 in the final.]