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.
It gave both men the opportunity to see something tangible from their recent cordiality, a sporting occasion which Cubans and Americans could enjoy together.
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.”
The 4-1 victory for Tampa is hardly worth mentioning.