26 February, 2006

Beisbol - "No cheering in the press box"

A very bad World Baseball Classic article in today's Observer.

It is one of the enduring urban myths in sport that Fidel Castro, who played baseball as a youth, had a trial in the late 1940s with the Washington Senators (or the New York Yankees in some versions) and, had he made it, the course of late twentieth-century history would have been altered.
...the winner of baseball's first World Cup on 20 March won't be the major host nation. With any luck, it will be a victory celebrated by a funny old man in battle fatigues and cheered long into the night in the squares of Havana by people who have been sneered at by their neighbours for too long.


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