September 28, 2013
MOVE THE DEVIL RAYS THERE:
Cuba loosens reins on athletes (Anne-Marie Garcia and Peter Orsi, 09/27/2013, AP)
Cuba announced Friday that athletes from all sports will soon be able to sign contracts with foreign leagues, a break with a decades-old policy that held pro sports to be anathema to socialist ideals.It's a step toward the day when the road from Havana to Yankee Stadium might mean simply hopping on a plane rather than attempting a perilous sea crossing or sneaking out of a hotel at midnight in a strange land.
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 28, 2013 8:01 AM