Monday, November 28, 2005

Take me out to the ballgame

As some of you may already know, next year begins World Baseball Classic. It's a world cup version of Baseball that castro was very hesitant in allowing his players to participate, because he thought is would be an "economic-bully" contest. We see now, as we see always, castro has done a complete 180 degree turn on the situation and declares: "We can do it better and take on the Major Leagues."

Coño, why doesn't he do a complete 180 where it really counts and leave the country?

I can only assume that Castro has had this sudden change in heart because of Olympic Baseball's possible extiction as of 2012. Of course, given the past history of defection, why would fidel risk this venture? Like many of the Revolutionary Baseball players of before, defection to the US is quite inevitable.

So why risk it fidel?

It's all about morale. In a country as fallen apart as Cuba, keeping whatever remaining morale up is vital for fidel's place in power. And what better way to do that then through sports, and world sports at that. Moreover, given that el Juego de Pelota is as Cuban as a pastelito de guayaba, putting Cuba in the World Baseball Classic allows Cuba to express and defend it's own heritage against the world. Something that is essential if the Olymplics indeed removes baseball. Think of it as a nice little unifying distraction while fidel continues to sink his own people.

Asi que, keep your eyes open this March when Cuba plays against the US.

And don't be surprised if "Take me out to the ballgame" back fires on fidel and sounds a little more like "¡Sacame de Cuba, coño!"

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