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Big Bad Scrapple Level: 146 Posts: 3836/6740 EXP: 37832855 For next: 680531 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 15 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: 114 Posts: 1438/3844 EXP: 16155340 For next: 154277 Since: 24.3.02 From: Oshkosh, WI Since last post: 451 days Last activity: 411 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: 138 Posts: 1444/6025 EXP: 31396671 For next: 266389 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 8 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: 2050385 For next: 46778 Since: 8.5.02 From: San Diego, CA Since last post: 1250 days Last activity: 1097 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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