Friday, January 20, 2006
The decision has been made to allow Cuba to play in the World Baseball Classic. Good move, I say, because it seems a bit hypocritical to bar Cuba when China and other countries with spotty human rights records are allowed to enter the tournament. I mean, it isn't named "Allies of the United States Baseball Classic." Besides, barring Cuba just made it seem like the U.S. was afraid to play them, because Cuba's won the gold medal in baseball in 3 of the past 4 Olympics. Although I'll be rooting for the USA, the Dominican Republic is fielding a nasty good team, with or without ol' blue lips. And I'll save my rant on the pointless stupidity of the Cuba embargo for another time.