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Baseball: Cuba’s Game

Baseball: Cuba’s Game

As a follow up on the article about Cuban professional baseball, author Anthony Wayne contributes this story about how he got a chance to play baseball with a group of Cuban men during a recent vacation in Havana. An American Playing Baseball in Cuba (Not the Other Way Around) Cubans also love soccer too, but baseball is clearly Cuba’s game.  The next day, after my trip to see Industriales de Habana play, I was invited to play real baseball at a park in Havana with a group of Cubans that I had met in Old Havana and at the baseball game the night before.  I was picked up at 1 pm at my casa in a red ’52 Chevy.  We had four players on our team now – my host, the guy driving the Chevy, me, and the Canadian guy who was living in the casa next to me. The Amateur Draft Now, we needed to find a competitive nine man roster to field our team.  Can you imagine...

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