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Photo: USA-Cuba Goodwill Tour 2016

Holguin’s children’s baseball team visits the USA

Friday night, April 8, at the headquarters of the West Hartford Amateur Baseball Association, the Democrat Senator Chris Murphy, announced that “the most important relationships are the people to people relationships. Baseball has been one of the links between the … Continued

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Young Americans learn to fight ‘Cuban style’

Joshua, Samuel, Yo, Layo, Evan and Charles, are six young Americans who until recently barley knew that Cuba was an island close to the coast of their country. They only knew what their coach, Alberto, had told them: it was … Continued

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The NBA and Shaquille O’Neill dribble in Cuba

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is back in Cuba. A year and several months after its first visit to the island (for the occasion of which Mutombo and Steve Nash headed up the committee), the American entity has returned along … Continued

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Former MLB pitcher El Duque Hernandez will visit Cuba

In less than a month, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, a living legend of Cuban baseball, will return to Cuba for the first time since he left the country to join the MLB. Hernandez, who went from playing for Havana’s Industriales … Continued

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10 questions for talented baseball player Diosbel Arias

Diosbel Arias is 20 years old. He is one of the most talented Cuban baseball players looking to get hired by an MLB team. He has great hands, he’s fast, he has a good grasp of the strike zone, and … Continued

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Carlos Orlando Leon never missed a day’s training

Carlos Orlando León gets up every day with the thought of not giving up. He left Cuba a year and three months ago and has not skipped a single training session since. The young 5’ 11” talent of 23 only … Continued

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The Gourriel brothers say goodbye to Cuba

In Cuba, we came to think that Yulieski Gourriel would never leave the country: that after every trip he would come back home, and that if he left at some point – like when he signed that agreement with Japan’s … Continued

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Alexei Ramírez: “Baseball is Not Just About Money”

There’s a rare species that does not mutate with the atmosphere’s changes, and when returning from glory – that remote land – continues looking with the same eyes as before; without frowning more; shaking hands with the same warm fingers; … Continued

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Will Alfredo Rodríguez make it to the Major League?

The answer is a rotund yes: Alfredo Rodríguez will make it to the Major League, but it doesn’t mean that he will have a guaranteed shining career. But given that this is the dream that thousands of baseball players all … Continued

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2015: record migration in Cuban baseball

In the year just finished, the history of the migration of Cuban baseball players reached a new record: 150 baseball players abandoned the country (both legally and illegally) with the same gaol: become professional players. This phenomenon continues to persist … Continued

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