“Play ball!” President Obama tweeted following the announcement that the Tampa Bay Rays will play against the Cuban national team in Havana at the end of March.
Play ball! https://t.co/S4DhVYa4Ef
— President Obama (@POTUS) March 2, 2016
This will be the first time since 1999 that a Major League baseball team will visit the island to play at the Estadio Latinoamericano against the national team. President Obama will definitely be there witnessing another step towards improving relations with the communist country.
Robert D. Manfred Jr., MLB Commissioner, said in a statement, “During a time of historic change, we appreciate the constructive role afforded by our shared passion for the game, and we look forward to experiencing Cuba’s storied baseball tradition and the passion of its many loyal fans.”
And there will be space for 55,000 loyal baseball fans at the largest stadium in the country. Play ball, indeed!
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