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The El Monte Dukes 2014 Baseball Clinic

By Arnold Rocha

Baseball’s reigning funny man Domingo Ayala entertained over 200 softball and baseball players and their families at the El Monte Dukes 2014 Baseball Clinic. The annual event was hosted at South El Monte’s New Temple Park. Domingo Ayala is pictured with the Dukes Clinic lead instructor and owner of Elite 9 Sports, 13 year MLB pitching veteran and El Monte Athletic Hall of Fame Member Rich Rodriguez. Domingo Ayala known for his hilarious YouTube instructional videos provided entertainment after participants went through a fast paced circuit of engaging skill building and mentoring. El Monte Duke alumni volunteers manned the stations teaching fundamental skills in running, fielding, throwing, and hitting. Rich Rodriguez spoke to the players about dedication to family, team, goal setting and hard work. A complimentary hot dog lunch was provided by retired El Monte Police Lieutenant Richard Thomas and Cleminson School Principal Carlos Salcedo and Domingo Ayala graciously signed autographs and took photos with his fans. This event was sponsored by the El Monte Chamber of Commerce, Longo Toyota, El Monte Kiwanis Club, Waxnce C.Clayton Foundation and the El Monteans.

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