Thursday, February 5, 2015

Two More Cuban Players Defect During Tourney

If this keeps up, the only things left in Cuba will be the doddering Castro brothers and three 1957 Chevy Bel-Airs. Two more baseball players defected from the Cuban team on Tuesday night during tournament play in Puerto Rico. Shortstop Dainer Moreira and 19-year-old hurler Vladimir Gutierrez skipped from the team hotel during the Caribbean Series in San Juan. A Cuban team spokesperson said, "We are very disappointed. But this will serve as a platform for us to carry on stronger and more unified. We will continue giving our best and will return to Cuba together." Yeah, right. Hey, Fidel and Raúl, be sure to turn the lights out when the last person leaves your little Prison Island.