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hunterb2003
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"Post-Castro Cuba
With Fidel Castro's health in question, some political analysts wondered what a post-Fidel Cuba would look like.

It's worth speculating about the potential sports-related consequences, given the presumptive normalization of relations:

(1) MLB mother lode: That sucking sound you hear is the agents swooping in to sign talent, then auction it off around the league.

(2) The East Coast's Vegas: Imagine a 30-minute flight from Miami to a cottage industry of Havana sports books and casinos.

(3) Sports franchises: MLB and NBA expansions seem like naturals, but watch out for those marketing-savvy minor league owners."


Lets throw around some possible pro sport team names

The Cuba Raptors, oh wait

8/2/2006 12:53:27 PM

rflong
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Steinbrenner would probably re-locate one of the yankees minor league teams there.

8/2/2006 12:54:37 PM

MrLuvaLuva85
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Havana Bananas

8/2/2006 12:55:54 PM

hunterb2003
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I am a political refugee from cuba

and I am here to play baseball

8/2/2006 12:58:19 PM

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Cuba's national sailing team : Cuban Door Floaters

8/2/2006 12:58:47 PM

hunterb2003
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Havana sports books and casinos.

that does sound pretty cool

8/2/2006 1:02:11 PM

ncsuapex
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Well if his brother takes over it wouldn't exactly be "Castro free"....

8/2/2006 1:05:02 PM

hunterb2003
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thats what I was thinking

8/2/2006 1:06:27 PM

twolfpack3
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Ya, not to mention Fidel's son is in line after his brother.

8/2/2006 2:02:40 PM

Panthro
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I think they are talking about the ideology of Castro and his followers, not the physical Fidel Castro himself.

8/2/2006 2:13:34 PM

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Fidel's Fightin Infidels

8/2/2006 2:21:12 PM

AndyMac
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would Cuba be willing to accept American cultural, economic, and sporting imperialism after we have shat upon them for so long?

8/3/2006 12:20:02 AM

drunknloaded
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how do we shit on them

we already trade with enough people why mess with cuba anyway

tell me this, what does cuba have that would make it worth trading with them?

8/3/2006 12:48:38 AM

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Cuban cigars for all of the actors and rich folk that want to act snobby. now it'd be legal for them to have them, and you know how they already like to flaunt how they have Cuban cigars.

http://www.millionairememorabilia.com/cigar-picture-celebrity-1.htm

Arnold Schwarzenegger would have a field day if we started getting Cuban cigars. it's no secret that he loves them.

[Edited on August 3, 2006 at 3:28 AM. Reason : ]

8/3/2006 3:25:22 AM

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"Cuban cigars for all of the actors and rich folk that want to act snobby. now it'd be legal for them to have them, and you know how they already like to flaunt how they have Cuban cigars.
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If they are legal then nobody would give 2 shits about them. They are "cool" and "hip" because they are illegal....

8/3/2006 7:16:06 AM

hunterb2003
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^ exactly

8/3/2006 7:38:30 AM

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https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/711234347/trump-administration-kills-baseball-deal-with-cuba

4/9/2019 10:19:29 AM

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