Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Cheers to Cuba!

Cuba didn't win the World Baseball Classic. But they got to play. And I don't say that like your mother used to say to you when you lost horribly to a much better team and she had to say something that appeared to be at least a bit positive. I say that because had the United States government had their way, Cuba would not have been allowed to play. And, big and, Cuba was awesome! No one expected Cuba to get past Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. No one expected the U.S. to lose to Mexico and Canada. No one, not even me in my wildest dreams, thought Cuba would be in the final game. Not only were they in the final game, they proved that they deserved to be there.

I got home from an awesome ASISU Senate meeting last night and watched the end of the World Baseball Classic. Getting home to find Cuba, who had been down 4-1 in the 4th inning, actually standing up to team Japan made it all the better.

Congratulations to Japan for proving they truly are the best in the world and a special congratulations to Cuba for proving that sanctions or not, they can play hardball with the best of 'em!

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