The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Sports -

By late Fri­day af­ter­noon, the coffins with the play­ers’ bod­ies had ar­rived in Antonio Her­rera Gu­tier­rez sta­dium in Bar­quisimeto where they were re­ceived amid tears by their team­mates. A Mass was held to bid them good bye.

The Venezue­lan Pro­fes­sional Base­ball League an­nounced that all three sched­uled games Fri­day were can­celled and it said flags will fly at half-staff in all sta­di­ums for three days.

League pres­i­dent Juan Jose Avila told Union Ra­dio that he was eval­u­at­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of for­bid­ding play­ers from trav­el­ing in pri­vate cars to move be­tween games, say­ing if the play­ers had been on the team bus, “noth­ing would have hap­pened to them.”

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