The historic baseball match between Cuba and the Tampa Bay Rays was beautiful theatre.
Baseball diplomacy in Havana. Getting set for Tampa Bay Rays v Cuban National Team. pic.twitter.com/OQ0F4eWaiH— scott horsley (@HorsleyScott) March 22, 2016
Cuban and American flags fluttered side by side.
Two presidents, former sworn enemies, sat together enjoying the game with the animated crowd of 50,000 full of Cuban exuberance, optimism and rum.
Tampa Bay Rays will play against the Cuban National team in Havana #ObamaenCuba
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On the field of play the players entertained mindful that it was more than just a sporting occasion.
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Rudy Reyes from Cuban national team agreed: “This game meant a lot, because of the brotherhood there will be from now on between Cuban and US baseball and it will help open the door to the possibility that Cuban baseball players can play in the MLB.’‘
The score was 4-1 in favour of Tampa the result far reaching.
President Obama and Derek Jeter at the Cuba-Tampa Bay Rays game in Cuba. pic.twitter.com/h1fRvwJZtB— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) March 22, 2016