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  • Cuban Ballparks

    Cuban Ballparks courtesy of the Uni Watch Blog Ticker.

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    Pretty cool. Not the nicest places i've seen before, but still pretty cool to see ballparks most of us have never seen before.

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    • #3
      Not bad for a tiny third world island!
      The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
        Not bad for a tiny third world island!
        Second World

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Anubis2051 View Post
          Second World
          Good point they are communist, I forget thats how the worlds work.
          The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
            Good point they are communist, I forget thats how the worlds work.
            I think most people did. They don't even teach that in schools anymore. The term "third world" seems to be the only part of that world view that survived.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Anubis2051 View Post
              I think most people did. They don't even teach that in schools anymore. The term "third world" seems to be the only part of that world view that survived.
              I don't teach it in my world history class I just mention it when it comes up. Yeah the terms were the U.S. and it's allies were the 1st world, USSR and their allies were the 2nd world. Anyone who was neural was 3rd world. I guess they just figured if you weren't important enough to allign with the 2 biggest powers in the world you must be really poor. If that truely is the case then yes most 3rd worlds are dead on.
              The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JohnCropp View Post
                Cool website!

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                • #9
                  MLB Team in Havana After Castro

                  After the reign of Fidel, does anyone think there will be a future MLB team in Havana? I see a massive investment of capital into Cuba after the fall of communism. Hotels, casinos, tourism, restaurants, you name it, will flood into Cuba.
                  I could see a new stadium as a centerpiece of a capitalistic revival in Havana.

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                  • #10
                    Castro has been dead for years. The country is being run by his brother, Dennis.

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqQIm-AtsXs

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                    • #11
                      Maybe in 20-30 years. Not anytime soon. Also, the death of Fidel Castro wouldn't necessarily mean the fall of communism in Cuba. Fidel isn't even running Cuba anymore, his brother Raul is.

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                      • #12
                        Raul's not a young man himself, but it would take a long time after any potential fall of communism for Cuba to be economically viable as a major league market. There are plenty of Caribbean islands with lots of US investment in tourist pockets but plenty of domestic issues to work out
                        1997 2003
                        Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                        • #13
                          I would expect that Puerto Rico would be a stronger market for an MLB team before Cuba.

                          Economies will be a bigger factor than passion for the game.

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                          • #14
                            Please, folks, let's try to keep political rhetoric to a silent roar.
                            Put it in the books.

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                            • #15
                              I think Cuba will most likely be a winter baseball destination for players rather than a home for an MLB ballclub...
                              Last edited by Capital City Goofball; 08-11-2012, 05:12 PM.

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