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Big Bad Scrapple Level: 147 Posts: 3836/6780 EXP: 38575255 For next: 862940 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 9 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: 115 Posts: 1438/3844 EXP: 16329762 For next: 481653 Since: 24.3.02 From: Oshkosh, WI Since last post: 550 days Last activity: 511 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: 139 Posts: 1444/6057 EXP: 31995440 For next: 472087 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 2 hours # 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: 63 Posts: 895/974 EXP: 2072741 For next: 24422 Since: 8.5.02 From: San Diego, CA Since last post: 1350 days Last activity: 1197 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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