Alfredo Despaigne celebrating with Team Cuba

The Cuban Impact

A consistent point I’ve encountered from baseball historians is that the decline of Cuba as a baseball powerhouse started in or around 1962. There is a clear reason for this time frame, on February 7, 1962, the United States enacted its full embargo against the island country of Cuba. By barring the export of any […]

Kumar Rocker while pitching for Vanderbilt

Rock, Rock, Rocking MLB

On Sunday the New York Mets failed to sign their first-round pick from Major League Baseball’s 2021 amateur draft, Kumar Rocker. This is not where I will be joining the chorus of folks harping on the futility of the Mets or the mask completely coming off of Mets owner Steve Cohen following his comments after […]