Cuba's Communist government, led by Castro, remains a political hot button for many Americans. When Cuba played in a World Baseball Classic game last week in Miami, a group of people in the stands caused a scuffle when they wore shirts declaring “Abajo Fidel” (Down With Fidel).But here is the section in the article that really caught my attention, in a positive way, as the Cubans get ready to battle the Dominicans at PETCO Park this Saturday in San Diego.
On a separate issue, the San Diego branch of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is prepared to step in this weekend if needed.I'll be at the park with my largest SUV, it sits 8, and the roof rack can accomodate more.
“In immigration-related matters, we would take the lead role,” ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack said.
In other words, if a foreign ballplayer seeks asylum in San Diego, ICE will provide him with protective custody. Cuban players have defected to the United States in the past, and Cuba has banned those players from its squad.