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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cuban team visit shows US baseball relations still caught in past - NY Daily News

Change can’t come fast enough for Cuban players.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 26, 2016 at 10:04 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cuban baseball

Monday, March 28, 2016

Cuba open to welcoming back defectors like Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes to field powerhouse team again | FOX Sports

Could the likes of Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig play on the Cuban national team at next year’s World Baseball Classic?

“Everything is on the table,” Cuban baseball commissioner Heriberto Suárez said in Spanish, when asked about the possibility in Havana during this week’s historic trip by President Obama, Major League Baseball and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Suárez went on to explain that any such arrangement would need to be part of a new, overall working agreement among the Cuban and American governments, MLB and the MLB Players Association.

While the sides aren’t close to reaching any deal, it’s noteworthy that the Cuban baseball federation would consider welcoming back defectors to the national team in any circumstance.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 28, 2016 at 09:42 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: cuba, cuban baseball

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cuba trip baseball’s power to effect change | MLB.com

Hopefully human rights in Cuba will be impacted.

“That’s the power of Baseball,” Obama told ESPN. “That’s the power of sports. It can change attitudes sometimes in ways a politician can never change [them], a speech can’t change. All those kids who started growing up rooting for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and suddenly they’re rooting for a black man on the field, and how that affects their attitudes laying the groundwork for the civil rights movement, that’s a legacy we all have benefited from, black and white and Latino and Asian. What it did was it taught America, it’s the skills, it’s the talent, it’s the character, and not the color, that matters.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 23, 2016 at 10:04 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: cuban baseball

‘Historic’ game in Cuba ignores the pain so many people endured

Not everybody is giddy about the game.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 23, 2016 at 06:43 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: cuban baseball

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Why Derek Jeter found himself at Cuba press conference | New York Post

In the interest of international relations I hope he brought many gift baskets.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 22, 2016 at 09:11 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: cuban baseball, derek jeter


Friday, March 04, 2016

WBC helped MLB build bridges with Cuba | FOX Sports

Some background on Cuba participation in the WBC and the state of MLB’s relationship with Cuba.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 04, 2016 at 08:48 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: cuban baseball, world baseball classic

 

 

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