The Latinoamericano Stadium in Havana, buzzed in anticipation as the Cuban national baseball team welcomed the MLB side the Tampa Bay Rays.
Two presidents were also on hand, President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro.
Before first pitch,— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 22, 2016
POTUS</a> told <a href="https://twitter.com/DayronVarona">DayronVarona, “Mucho gusto—welcome home.” #RaysInCuba pic.twitter.com/wdFzwh8OLO
It gave both men the opportunity to see something tangible from their recent cordiality, a sporting occasion which Cubans and Americans could enjoy together.
The crush getting into the big baseball game between the Cuban national side and MLB's Tampa Bay Rays was insane. pic.twitter.com/M7MmdbDPHR— Dan Roberts (@RobertsDan) March 22, 2016
A minutes silence for the victims of the Brussels attacks was observed.
The match marked Obama’s last day in Cuba, the first US president to visit the island in 88-
A day when the out going president said he had come to “bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.”
Serious crowd crush to get into stadium but Tampa Bay Rays vs Cuban national team already has the look of epic game. pic.twitter.com/YC50MZ1KbO— Dan Roberts (@RobertsDan) March 22, 2016
The 4-1 victory for Tampa is hardly worth mentioning.