Mlblogs write in

Baseball – THE CASTRO CONNECTION


-David Strobach.-

There is no Hall of Fame where Castro is going……

Fidel Castro, the cruel and harsh Cuban dictator, may have had an opportunity that could have altered the path of Cuba, history and his own life.  Fidel Castro was a star pitcher at the University of Havana.  It was always rumored that Fidel tried out for either the Washington Senators or the New York Yankees.  So…what if?  What if he had made the team?

This is more than baseball…this is world history.

Castro, one of the most cruel dictators in the world; could things have gone differently?  He ranks among the inhumane ruthless dictators in history.  Let’s review:  Castro, a communist, lived in an obscenely luxurious palace, ruled with violent military force, while his own people would average an income of about 19 dollars a month.  Human rights were being stripped from the people including: freedom of choice, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.  Embargos left the people hungry and without employment. Whoever would oppose him was imprisoned, many “disappeared”, and thousands were forced to flee Cuba.  So many innocent lives and families were affected.  Sadly, numerous people were tortured and killed.

Think about this.  What would’ve have happened to Cuba if Fidel Castro made it to the “Bigs?”  Would so many lives still have been ruined? Would another ruthless dictator just have taken his place in history?  How would the Cuban missile crisis have turned out?  Would it ever have happened at all? Would Cuba be communist?  If not, would they have been our allies?  Could the Cold War have ended differently or at least the threats?  Could world history have been totally different?  What if headlines read, CASTRO THROWS NO HITTER! instead of CASTRO KILLS PROTESTERS????

Image result for fidel castro baseball

It’s amazing to think . . . what would have happened if he had only made the team and been part of something awesome, like BASEBALL !?!?!?

PERHAPS NOW, AFTER HIS PASSING, RELATIONS WITH CUBA WILL CHANGE……AND IN TURN, WE CAN ENJOY BASEBALL TOGETHER!

Like me on Facebook!

Follow me on Twitter: @BleacherBoy10

Email me: thebleacherboy@yahoo.com

 

Pic from: http://sabr.org/bioproj/topic/fidel-castro-and-baseball

 

 

Baseball – THE CASTRO CONNECTION


-David S.-

There is no Hall of Fame where Castro is going……

Fidel Castro, the cruel and harsh Cuban dictator, may have had an opportunity that could have altered the path of Cuba, history and his own life.  Fidel Castro was a star pitcher at the University of Havana.  It was always rumored that Fidel tried out for either the Washington Senators or the New York Yankees.  So…what if?  What if he had made the team?

This is more than baseball…this is world history.

Castro, one of the most cruel dictators in the world; could things have gone differently?  He ranks among the inhumane ruthless dictators in history.  Let’s review:  Castro, a communist, lived in an obscenely luxurious palace, ruled with violent military force, while his own people would average an income of about 19 dollars a month.  Human rights were being stripped from the people including: freedom of choice, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.  Embargos left the people hungry and without employment. Whoever would oppose him was imprisoned, many “disappeared”, and thousands were forced to flee Cuba.  So many innocent lives and families were affected.  Sadly, numerous people were tortured and killed.

Think about this.  What would’ve have happened to Cuba if Fidel Castro made it to the “Bigs?”  Would so many lives still have been ruined? Would another ruthless dictator just have taken his place in history?  How would the Cuban missile crisis have turned out?  Would it ever have happened at all? Would Cuba be communist?  If not, would they have been our allies?  Could the Cold War have ended differently or at least the threats?  Could world history have been totally different?  What if headlines read, CASTRO THROWS NO HITTER! instead of CASTRO KILLS PROTESTERS????

It’s amazing to think . . . what would have happened if he had only made the team and been part of something awesome, like BASEBALL !?!?!?

PERHAPS NOW, AFTER HIS PASSING, RELATIONS WITH CUBA WILL CHANGE……AND IN TURN, WE CAN ENJOY BASEBALL TOGETHER!

 

What Am I Waiting For?


-David S.-

What am I waiting for?  Mark Newman really made me think about this post at http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com/2013/08/09/what-are-you-waiting-for/.

I’m waiting for the Brewer’s miserable year to end! 🙂

I’m waiting for the Brewers to surpass the Cubs in the standings…THE CUBS for God’s sake!!!!!  I’m waiting to view another sausage race, screaming my lungs out for Polish.

I’m waiting to feel the intensity of a crowded Miller Park, no matter how many injuries we endured  or how horrific we’ve been playing.  I’m waiting for the classic seventh inning stretch singing, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Roll Out the Barrel.”  I’m waiting for some drunken idiot to spill his beer all over me (has happened way too many times).  I’m waiting to go to my true home, Miller Park.  I’m waiting for a juicy brewer brat!

I’m waiting for my 13 year old twin sister to snag another foul ball rather than see a guy in his twenties thinking he is a big man picking off a ball directed at a kid.

I’m waiting for my baseball season to start again.  I’m waiting for classic wiffle ball games with all of my cousins. I’m waiting for all the bickering and arguing with these games ;).

I’m waiting for my wicked jersey curse to end…..

I’m waiting for a taste of a successful October in Milwaukee. To have the thrill of a World Series.  I’m waiting to dominate the Cards.

I’m waiting for more honor in the MLB.  I’m waiting for a truly clean game and for a time when players aren’t criticized because of their religious beliefs.

I’m waiting and hoping that I can interview Marco Estrada.

I can definitely wait for August 18.  My family is going to a Brewers game and it’s my last day with my sister before she becomes a college student.  I’ll miss Delilah so much.   I can definitely wait for that…

%d bloggers like this: