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Tampa Bay ray of light on US Cuban relations


Tampa Bay ray of light on US Cuban relations


The historic baseball match between Cuba and the Tampa Bay Rays was beautiful theatre.

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.

On the field of play the players entertained mindful that it was more than just a sporting occasion.

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.

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