The W
Views: 98614436
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
2.9.07 0425
The 7 - Baseball - Cuba barred from World Baseball Classic
This thread has 2 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(209 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (4 total)
Big Bad
Scrapple
Level: 145

Posts: 3836/6721
EXP: 37468413
For next: 135759

Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 5 hours
Last activity: 5 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: 16066083
For next: 243534

Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

Since last post: 400 days
Last activity: 361 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: 1444/6013
EXP: 31126591
For next: 536469

Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 1 hour
Last activity: 27 min.
#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: 2038944
For next: 58219

Since: 8.5.02
From: San Diego, CA

Since last post: 1200 days
Last activity: 1046 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.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Damon to Yanks
Next thread: Dodgers win race for Nomar
Previous thread: Vazquez traded to White Sox
(209 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Bonds to play for Team USA - More...
The 7 - Baseball - Cuba barred from World Baseball ClassicRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.138 seconds.