Monthly Archives: December 2010

I’ve given the best of my life on the field

By TONY SEED

THE NEWS that the Cuban Skyscraper, Pedro Luis Lazo, one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the Cuban Serie Nacional and a member of the Cuban national team for over a dozen events, has retired brought a flood of memories. I have a distant memory of him competing in the 196 Olympic Games as a rookie (going 2-0 with one save and a 5.40 ERA. He struck out 22 in 13 1/3 IP, leading the Olympics in strikeouts that year) and won the decisive game. Continue reading

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The untold story of discrimination in professional hockey against Quebecois players

By BOB SIROIS, CounterPunch

(December 13, 2010) – EVERY DECEMBER, just before the World Junior hockey Championships, Canada’s hockey decision-makers pick the country’s Junior Team Canada, and every December Quebec hockey players are told that they just don’t make muster. Canada’s hockey brass even managed to keep the great Mario Lemieux off that team when he was still a junior in the Quebec hockey league. It was said that Mario Lemieux was unable to adapt to the Canadian hockey style. Continue reading

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