Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Baseball Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Baseball | Can Cuba Baseball Still Be Great When Many of Its Stars Have Left? Supported by ByEd Augustin Dec. 28, 2018 BAYAMO, Cuba — The Sancti Spíritus Roosters will face the Villa Clara Orangemen and the Ciego de Ávila Tigers will meet the Las Tunas Woodcutters as the Cuban National Series playoffs begin on Jan. 4. But none of Cuba’s best baseball players will be on the diamond. “All the stars have gone,” said Mario Ojeda, 79, a fan and former catcher in the league. “How has baseball changed over the last decade? It’s like night and day.” Cuba is hemorrhaging ballplayers: Over the last three years, more than 300 have left the country, some after arduous journeys in the hands of smugglers, most hoping to try their luck in the United States. There are now 25 … [Read more...] about Can Cuba Baseball Still Be Great When Many of Its Stars Have Left?