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jeff house
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posted 24 March 2006 08:08 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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"This is a revolutionary team," Cuban left fielder Frederich Cepeda said after the game. "Baseball is not judged by the price of the athletes, but by the heart of the people."

The interpreter, Campo,

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explained that he had been instructed not to translate politically charged questions or answers. A tournament spokesman, however, said those instructions did not come from tournament organizers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/18/AR2006031801070.html


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Fidel
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posted 24 March 2006 08:57 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did the American reporters have any politically charged questions to ask teams from Haiti, Guatemala, Chiapas, El Salvador, Honduras or Belize ?.
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radiorahim
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posted 24 March 2006 09:06 PM      Profile for radiorahim     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Interesting...the official Cuban translator is instructed to "chill out" anything overtly political...but the player makes an overtly political comment...in support of the revolutionary process in Cuba.

I guess it shows that not everyone in Cuba feels like a prisoner in a cage who can't wait to "get out" as many in the MSM would have us believe.

There are still some sparks left in the Cuban revolution.


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Wee Mousie
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posted 24 March 2006 10:27 PM      Profile for Wee Mousie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gee! You don’t think those cups of water the Cuban’s threw were Dixie Cups, and that was some sort of signal to the Americans that they wanted to defect, do you?


I mean, I never before heard of baseball players having odd superstitions and habits.


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