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Meeting the needs of the National Baseball Series and more

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The Cuban sports industry has not detained its operations during the pandemic, focused on the immediate objective of guaranteeing needed articles for the 60th National Series, set to begin September 12. Ruslán Olivares, director of development for the Batos enterprise, told Granma, “The priority is the National Series.

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Cuban baseball: All out for development, but not at all costs

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Baseball director addresses return of teams to the field for Cuba’s 60th National Series, and player eligibility for the season
• Since August 1, ballplayers have been back on the field. As stipulated in the sports movement’s post-epidemic action plan, teams participating in the 60th National Series, set to begin September 12, began training on that date.

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Caribbean Series begins without Cuba, excluded for deplorable political reasons

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The Caribbean Baseball Series opened February 1 in Puerto Rico, with Cuba excluded, due to pressure from the United States and a deplorable political decision. Left out of the event at Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium, was the nation that hosted the first edition of the classic in 1949. Nor do we forget that, in 1966, the U.S. government denied Cuban players visas to participate in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico an injustice that led to the historic Cerro Pelado adventure.

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A party for the guests

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Happy with the result and in a good mood, Panamanian manager Manuel Rodríguez, said that this Caribbean Series was a party for the guests, referring to the fact that his team and Cuba’s, which met in the final, attended by invitation.

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Cuban Baseball Federation and MLB reach historic agreement

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“Today is a happy day for Cuban baseball, for the world, the people of Cuba and the United States,” stated Higinio Vélez Carrión, president of the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB), referring to the agreement to allow Cuban players to sign with the Major Leagues.

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Roel Santos: I never give up or tire

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Just as happened to Alfredo Despaigne in Santiago de Cuba, Roel Santos was rejected at the provincial sports academy for being “too small,” despite some spectacular fielding in his debut for the school team. The “problem” of his size to one side, the young boy who a year before, at the age of nine, was brought by community sports facilitator Juan Luis Yuri to the Academy in the neighborhood of Miramar, shone on the field.

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Cuban pitching needs improvement

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Since its emergence in the second half of the 19th century, baseball has featured nine positions, of which one is considered to be the most important of all: the pitcher.

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Six Cuban baseball players to feature in Can-Am League

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Yurisbel Gracial, Lázaro Blanco, Miguel Lahera, Alexander Ayala, Julio Pablo Martínez and Yordan Manduley will join the ranks of teams from the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am) League, which kicks off May 8 through the first week of September, as part of a collaborative initiative between the Cuban Baseball Federation and the aforementioned organization.

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Baseball spoken here

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Baseball spoken here. This has been the World Classic’s slogan since its emergence in 2006. Ten years later, it serves us well: two languages, a single idiom, interpreted perfectly on the diamond by those who live every strike, every catch, every homerun; and suffer after every error, every strike-out.

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Víctor Mesa will lead Cuban team against Tampa Bay Rays

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The Cuban Baseball Federation has announced that Víctor Mesa Martínez will lead the national team this coming March 22 against the Tampa Bay Rays from the U.S. major leagues.