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Baseball Season Begins Here, While Finals being Played In Cuba

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Baseball in the United States and Cuba have many close associations. The U.S. introduced baseball to Cuba and since those days in the late 1800’s Cuba has run away and become it’s own baseball giant introducing baseball throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere around the world.

When baseball fans in Cuba come out to a game, they come out. For chamoionship games like this the excitement is hard to describe. (Photo courtesy of Victoria.com)

When baseball fans in Cuba come out to a game, they come out. For chamoionship games like this the excitement is hard to describe. (Photo courtesy of Victoria.com)

So while we are getting ready to begin the season here at home, the Cubans are playing half way through their series championships. The two top teams that made it from the 16 teams that make up the Cuban National Series are: Los Piratas (Pirates) of Isla de La Juventud & Los Tigeres (Tigers) of Ciego de Avila. These are not the traditional powerhouses that always seemed to dominate like, Santiago de Cuba, Pinar Del Rio, Matanzas and of course the team everyone loves to beat, Los Industriales from Habana.

The Tigers of Ciego de Avila won the first game at their home, but the Pirates of Isla who have proven to be a developing powerhouse won the second. Today the tiebreaker will be played at the Pirates home where the Pirate fans are sure to be a contributing factor.

 

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