Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox and the Orioles are interested in playing exhibition games in Cuba at some point soon. The Red Sox’ plans are somewhat amorphous and haven’t progressed beyond the discussion stages. The Orioles, who have something of a better “in” with Cuba, would like to do something this spring.
First some exhibition games. Then maybe a series during the regular season. Possibly a minor league team returning to Cuba, even. As Jorge Arangure noted in his first Cuba Diaries installment, such expansion of U.S. business interests into Cuba is inevitable. Re-expansion, I guess, given the history of our two countries. Here’s hoping, however, that everyone treads a bit on the light side with this, so that that which is unique and good about Cuba now is not thrown out with all that which is not so good.
By Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports
February 10, 2015