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Friday, January 20, 2006

Cuba Can Play

The US will allow Cuba to participate in the World Baseball Classic:

When the World Baseball Classic first sought a license for Cuba, the Treasury Department denied it because the Cubans would have made American dollars. That would have violated the United States' trade embargo against Cuba.

The tournament organizers submitted a second license request on Dec. 22 and eliminated any possibility that the Cubans would earn money. Paul Archey, baseball's senior vice president for international matters, and Doyle Pryor, a union lawyer, met with Cuban officials last week to gather information that had been requested by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, a division of the Treasury Department.

I hate Castro, but I'm against the embargo, and I'm glad to see the Cubans participate. Hopefully some of them will defect.


  • 2 words for the Cuban embargo: bush league.

    By Anonymous Rashid Muhammad, at 12:20 AM  

  • It's a good thing that we've restructured the contract to eliminate the possibility of the Cubans earning any money. We wouldn't want them to get the idea that capitalism is cool.

    By Blogger dhodge, at 7:42 AM  

  • I'm saying. WTF is up with that? I guess that's the price that you pay for making the U.S. look like a bunch of jackasses for 40+ years while residing in our back yard.

    Just a bunch of Player Haitians.

    By Anonymous Rashid Muhammad, at 2:04 PM  

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