Welcome Home, Embarrassments to the Revolution

You’re a member of the Cuban entrant into the World Baseball Classic. You are, therefore, complicit in Cuba’s poor showing in said World Baseball Classic. So this is what awaits you once you return to the island …

In a scene reminiscent of the propagation of “Mao Zedong-thought” in 1960s China, the Cuban players returning from the World Baseball Classic were given a copy of Fidel Castro’s article “We Are To Blame” and told to study it as a guide to perfecting themselves.

One choice excerpt:

“The [Cuban team’s] coaching in San Diego was the worst. The old criteria of hackneyed tactics prevailed, against a capable adversary who is constantly innovating.”


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s