César Prieto Leaves Team Cuba

César Prieto w Team Cuba

The Cuban National Team arrived in Miami on Wednesday afternoon. They will be competing in the America’s Olympic Qualifier. They will be competing without 22 year old second baseman César Prieto. The youngster from Cienfuegos got off the plane and… Continue Reading

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Cuba’s Pre-Olympic Roster Through My Lens

The Tokyo Olympics are expected to commence in a few months. Baseball is returning and 2 of the 6 berths are still up for grabs. Cuba is hoping to qualify and re-establish itself as an Olympic Baseball powerhouse. I recently… Continue Reading

Higinio Vélez 1947-2021 Cuban Baseball President

Holding the title of president seems to be inherently polarizing. Higinio Veléz held the title of president of the Cuban baseball federation from 2008 until his passing May 12th, 2021. Veléz was definitely polarizing. I met Higinio in passing multiple… Continue Reading

Yoelqui Céspedes Is Double A Bound

Jim Callis is reporting that Yoelqui Céspedes is Double A Bound in 2021. The 23 year old from Granma is currently with the clubs extended spring training squad. He is awaiting the resolution of a visa issue but isn’t expected… Continue Reading

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Yosvani Alarcón Las Tunas Through My Lens

Before I began capturing video and writing about Cuban baseball, my photos connected me with the Cuban baseball community. Some of my early photos were the first to circulate as the internet was in it’s naissance. I have had the… Continue Reading

Norel Gonzalez Houston Astros Through My Lens

Before I began capturing video and writing about Cuban baseball, my photos connected me with the Cuban baseball community. Some of my early photos were the first to circulate as the internet was in it’s naissance. I have had the… Continue Reading

Juan Carlos Torriente of Industriales Through My Lens

Before I began capturing video and writing about Cuban baseball, my photos connected me with the Cuban baseball community. Some of my early photos were the first to circulate as the internet was in it’s naissance. I have had the… Continue Reading

Leslie Anderson Camagüey Bull to Bull Durham and Back.

The inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006 looks like a text book case of unintended consequences for Cuba. Cuba finished 2nd to Japan in a hotly contested tournament. Even as the runner up, it cemented their status as a World… Continue Reading

Being Frank About Cuban Baseball

The Baseball fan base more than most sports connects and polarizes around debate. Debating eras, teams, players, rules and transactions is a huge part of the baseball zeitgeist. My foray into the Cuban baseball world mirrors this, even if I… Continue Reading