Cuban League Game Redefines Meaning of “Walk-Off Homer”

There have indeed been many bizarre, improbable, almost credibility-stretching games played in the Cuban League over the past half-century of “revolutionary” baseball. And now this past week still another oddball event – again a walk-off home run of the most unlikely and unprecedented variety – has staked its claim for a spot atop the growing inventory of classic Cuban League baseball oddities.

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Team Cuba Puts a Few Ghosts to Rest

It was a long-awaited baseball resurrection of sorts and it most appropriately came in an event Cuba has so long dominated. With a resounding five-game sweep of the field at this week’s 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Cuba not only regained a hefty measure of its badly tarnished reputation but did so in an impressive – almost flawless fashion.

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Cuba’s Top Star Cepeda Shuns MLB for Japanese League Sojourn

In easily the most significant revelation yet spawned by the recently revised policy regarding Cuban ballplayer exchanges, the Cuban Baseball Federation revealed this past weekend that long-time national team star Frederich Cepeda will be performing this summer with the famed Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.

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Cuba Launches 2013-14 Baseball Season with Notable New Looks

All signs now indicate that change (however slow and perhaps helter-skelter) is very much the defining feature of current National Series play. The first week of November marks the opening of a Cuban baseball season and all signs point to a landmark pennant campaign featuring a surprising (if perhaps unsettling) “new look” structure and also a large dose of tradition-busting aberrations.

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