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Big Bad Scrapple Level: 145 Posts: 3836/6714 EXP: 37275538 For next: 328634 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 7 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: 16007368 For next: 302249 Since: 24.3.02 From: Oshkosh, WI Since last post: 367 days Last activity: 328 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: 137 Posts: 1444/5995 EXP: 30871446 For next: 1487 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 2 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: 63 Posts: 895/974 EXP: 2031418 For next: 65745 Since: 8.5.02 From: San Diego, CA Since last post: 1167 days Last activity: 1013 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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