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Cuba Lost To Japan In 1st Game of WBC

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While in Cuba for my book reading we definitely wound up talking to many local’s about baseball and the Cuban team sent to the World Baseball Classic. It’s almost impossible to be in Cuba and not talk about baseball.

The word in the streets of Havana is that they don’t expect much from the Cuban team. It’s unfortunate, but Cuban baseball lovers are still reeling from the defection of two of their brightest and most known player, the Gurriel brothers, who one is now playing for the Houston Astros. Many Cuban told me that they do not expect much from this young team. One sports reporter for Radio Rebelde went as far as to tell me that she did not expect the team to make it past the first round.

Well yesterday the new Cuban team faced off against Japan in Tokyo and though they lost they gave Japanese home team some competition. It was not walk over for Japan who beat the Cuban’s 11 – 6.

here is a good overview and some video of the game. SOURCEMLB

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