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Alfredo Despaigne of Cuba is De Maigne

Alfredo Despaigne Alazanes de Granma

Yoenis Céspedes is considered by many to be the purest power hitter Cuba has ever produced. What if I told you he wasn’t even the best home run hitter on his Cuban National Series team? Let’s find out why Alfredo… Continue Reading

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See You in Cienfuegos: Baseball in Cuba

Cienfuegos Cuba baseball stadium at night

What is Baseball like in Cuba? Cubadugout.com takes you back to it’s origins and Cienfuegos, cuba in 2012. “Pito, he is the BEST” Baseball fans in Cienfuegos A good friend of mine had been trying to convince me to join… Continue Reading

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Cuban National Series: Pinar vs Granma Game 6 Live

The Granma Alazanes will advance to the Cuban National Series Final with a Game 6 win Saturday February 27th. The teams have traded blow out wins throughout the series. Can Pinar keep this trend and their hopes alive? Tune into Game 6 Live via Game Time Sport here at Cubadugout.com Continue Reading

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Norge Vera White Sox Deal Official

The T’s are crossed and the I’s finally dotted on the contract between Norge Vera and the Chicago White Sox. The deal has been speculated since the summer, reported in January and now official. The pact is for $1.5 million… Continue Reading

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Baseball in Cuba:Comparing to MLB: Apples to Naranjas

ndustriales of Havana are the New York Yankees. Playing in the biggest markets in the grandest cathedrals of stadiums. They both fly the most championship banners in their respective leagues. Industriales and the Yankees are made to be loved or hated. They leverage their big market status. Because of this even if they aren’t the most competitive they’re usually the most relevant. Continue Reading

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Lazaro Blanco of the Alazanes is Granma’s Boy

We are sixty years into Cuba’s post revolution baseball and twenty-five years into Cuba’s baseball revolution. The first cohort of Cubans arriving in MLB was in the mid 1990’s. This was often pitchers and they risked it all to get… Continue Reading

Jeison is Chasing His Dream

The Mayabeque Huracanes are one of the newer squads in the Cuban National Series. The Huracanes blew on shore in 2012 with the redrawing of provincial boundaries. They are the successors to the La Habana Cowboys but due to their… Continue Reading