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Big Bad Scrapple Level: 152 Posts: 3836/7011 EXP: 43650624 For next: 651138 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 8 hours # 1 Posted on 17.12.05 1832.56 Reposted on: 17.12.12 1832.57 http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news;_ylt=AgCzvg.fYOvzyfTH_w7XK.wRvLYF?slug=ap-classic-cubadenied&prov=ap&type=lgns This is a real lame move by the government. One of the premiere international sides isn't allowed to compete just because Bush and his cronies seem to think that the Cold War is still going on. Promote this thread!
Mr. Boffo Scrapple Level: 117 Posts: 1438/3844 EXP: 17592967 For next: 254981 Since: 24.3.02 From: Oshkosh, WI Since last post: 1305 days Last activity: 1266 days # 2 Posted on 17.12.05 2053.12 Reposted on: 17.12.12 2055.45 UPDATE: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/wbc/article.jsp?content=121605_c MLB says that they will continue to try to get Cuba in. Otherwise, Cuba will be replaced with either Nicaragua or Colombia.
It's False Scrapple Level: 143 Posts: 1444/6153 EXP: 35339796 For next: 492099 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 182 days Last activity: 5 days # 3 Posted on 18.12.05 1456.06 Reposted on: 18.12.12 1456.08 I don't know about this, actually. If, for the sake of argument, Cuba is allowed to participate, what of the Cuban defectors? I don't see Orlando Hernandez or Jose Contreras pitching for Cuba and I don't see the Cuban government allowing them to come back for a one-shot, so is it truly a representation of Cuba's finest? I'm not saying Cuba shouldn't be allowed in, but this is just something to think about.
mountinman44 Sujuk Level: 65 Posts: 895/974 EXP: 2234580 For next: 101060 Since: 8.5.02 From: San Diego, CA Since last post: 2105 days Last activity: 420 days
Y!: # 4 Posted on 19.12.05 1719.24 Reposted on: 19.12.12 1719.40 Castro already said he won't allow the defectors to play for Cuba. I think this will all work itself out during January or early February.
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