We’ll post mostly baseball items, current or historical, but we’ll include anything we find interesting.
This past November (November 14-23), Ballpark Tours completed its third trip to the beautiful island of Cuba – where our 22 travelers enjoyed the hospitality of the Cuban people, as well as the nation’s culture and cuisine – and, of course, its passion for baseball. 2019 DIAMONDS TO OUR SOUTH III HIGHLIGHT: —– The Ballpark Tours group took in a nationally televised playoff game (at Cinco de Septiembre Stadium in Cienfuegfos) between the Cienfuegos Elefantes and the Santiago Avispas (Wasps). … Continue reading →
Diamonds to our South III Nine Nights in Cuba – Cultural Events – Nightlife – Museums – Tours – Music & Baseball!! Havana – Vinales – Trinidad – Pinar del Rio – Cienfuegos No cruise ships to Cuba? No problem. we’re flying! Ballpark Tours is good to go under new travel restrictions and we have space for you. So, if a Cuban baseball adventure is on your to-do list, the time to sign up is NOW – before restrictions get … Continue reading →
BALLPARK TOURS Cuba – The Diamonds to Our South Here’s a “Pitch” and then a Look a Cuban Baseball History The “Pitch” This coming November, Ballpark Tours is planning its third trip to Cuba – where participants will see first-hand the role baseball plays in defining the heart and culture of the Cuban people. ___________________________________________ “Baseball is part of the heart and soul of the Cuban people – and at the core of the Ballpark Tours Cuban experience.” Julian … Continue reading →
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette piece on a potential Cuba/MLB partnership. … Continue reading →
Check out BPT’s tour operator Julian Loscalzo’s 04/09/16 editorial on Cuban Baseball in The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Will President Obama’s trip determine the fate of Cuban Baseball? – Washington Post article.
The Rolling Stones to play a show in Havana.
Baseball America updates the Top 15 Cuban Players.
Braves and Mariners sign Cuban stars.
Baseball America’s podcast on Cuba’s Gurriel Brothers future in MLB.
Top Cuban players defect after Caribbean World Series.
A New York Times article on the recent MLB tour of Cuba.
The Economist on how the changing political relationship with Cuba affects baseball, The Cuban Baseball Crisis.
A Vice piece on The Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame.
Washington Post article on political change in Cuba.
Here is an historic piece by Stew Thornley on the 1959 “Junior World Series” between the Havana Sugar Kings and the Minneapolis Millers.