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Cuba & US baseball to resume

Five games scheduled July 5-9

By SIGFREDO BARROS

HAVANA  (March 29, 2012) – THE re-initiation of baseball games between Cuba and the United States, 16 years after they were suspended, is scheduled for July 5, 2012, according to a letter of understanding signed by the two countries. Continue reading

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Cuban and US baseball sign letter of intent

HAVANA (March 20) – THE Cuban and US baseball federations signed a letter of intent that includes the celebration for the first time in 16 years of training matches between the respective national teams.

During a press conference at the Havana city’s Latinoamericano Stadium, directives announced that a US team made up of college students will arrive on July 4 to play a five-game match against the Cuban national team. Continue reading

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Baseball should be in the Olympics

Ricardo Fraccari, president of the International Federation of the sport, explained his organization’s projections for the future at a press conference in Havana. Continue reading

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New international competition plan for baseball

IBAF meeting in Dallas announces that the World Baseball Classic in 2013 will be a World Championship Continue reading

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The future of Olympic baseball may regrettably be determined by manipulators and not champions of the sport

By PETER C. BJARKMAN*

(August 25, 2008) – BASEBALL has now regrettably taken its last noble bow in the Olympics, at least for the foreseeable future. We are now left with the World Baseball Classic, where top big leaguer stars have yet to prove they are willing to take the event seriously by entering competition in mid-season form. And there is also the IBAF World Cup every two years, but that is an event few fans outside Cuba, Japan and The Netherlands pay much attention to, or even know anything about. Continue reading

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