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Thursday, October 07, 2021

9 players from a Cuban national baseball team have defected

HAVANA — Nine of the 24 players on Cuba’s national team at baseball’s U-23 World Cup defected during the tournament in Mexico, the Cuban government confirmed Sunday.

Cuban officials called the players’ actions “vile abandonments” in a note published by the web portal JIT, which is the official organ of the island’s National Sports Institute.

The institute did not identify the players who stayed in Mexico.

Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 07, 2021 at 08:22 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: October 07, 2021 at 09:55 AM (#6044424)
….and the White Sox just get stronger
   2. sanny manguillen Posted: October 07, 2021 at 01:25 PM (#6044491)
Why am I seeing the chain gang escape from Take the Money and Run?
   3. Darren Posted: October 07, 2021 at 03:53 PM (#6044541)
Maybe they'll form their own team.

Any names yet?
   4. The Honorable Ardo Posted: October 07, 2021 at 05:53 PM (#6044578)
"Vile Abandonments" sounds like a good name for a heavy metal band.
   5. John Northey Posted: October 07, 2021 at 06:37 PM (#6044595)
I'm hoping the Jays go after any good ones like they did with Gurriel Jr. (111 OPS+ this year, a bit of an adventure on defense with crazy routes and a great arm but a solid player overall).

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