Of course it’s way too early to tell which way the country will go from here but there have been many articles suggesting that this is a great opportunity for Major League Teams to start signing up all that Cuban talent they’ve been lusting after for so long.
The real opportunity however is for MLB to do some good (I know, I know) and expand the game at the same time. Cuba is a desperately poor country and any injection of cash would be welcome. There is an ideal opportunity for exhibition games to be played in Havana and also a similar set up that occurred with the Expo’s in San Juan (if only there were a team in Florida that didn’t great attendance figures).
Eventually a Major League franchise based in Cuba seems almost inevitable assuming that there is an opening up of trade and tourism ( obviously we people from the rest of the world have been traveling to Cuba for years without succumbing to a fervent desire for Communism) but it would be nice if MLB didn’t view this as solely a chance to syphon off all the best talent out of the country and came up with some ways to put something back. But as they say in Vegas "What are the odds?".
Todays song is this.