- Aug 17, 2005
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- Political Leaning
"Baseball is not judged by the price of the athletes, but the heart of the people," ... Cuban outfielder Frederich Cepeda,
And the heart of the Cuban people will not be broken by decades of hostilities in the form of sanctions led by their northern neighbors and to be more precise, the Republican Party.
Indeed, the Cuban people are poor but after 50 years of isolation imposed by the great powers led by the United States they will not be denied victory over their oppressors even if it's just in the shape and structure of a simple baseball game.
And your victory will resonate and be more than just a won ballgame, it will be a victory over greed, over capitalism as was demonstrated by Team America's loss whom many could see that the American players hearts were not into the marvelous game of baseball
Victory is yours Cuba, take it and know that millions in the United States will be cheering you on. I know I will! :2wave:
Let us hope we will be celebrating VJ day tomorrow!
Major leaguers have minor profile in WBC final
SAN DIEGO — Two powers of international baseball will meet in the World Baseball Classic finals at Petco Park on Monday night and the rosters will contain a grand total of two major-league players.
Japan's Ichiro Suzuki may be the only player major league baseball fans will recognize in Monday night's WBC title game.
Cuba and Japan advanced with victories in the semifinals Saturday, further demonstrating the game's talent level around the globe and denting the notion of Major League Baseball's vast superiority.
"I sense that MLB is hurting a little bit," Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, one of two major-league players on the Japan roster, said Sunday through a translator.
Japan, aided by a three-hit, two-stolen base performance from Suzuki and a scoreless inning of relief from Texas Rangers pitcher Akinori Otsuka, defeated a Korean team that had beaten it twice in the preliminary rounds 6-0.
But the major surprise of the semifinals — and the tournament — is a Cuban team thought to be decimated by political defections and retirement of players who helped it establish 20 years of dominance in international competition.