How MLB Could Benefit From U.S.-Cuba Talks
As the U.S. and Cuba restore diplomatic ties, a residual effect could soon be felt in the sporting world. Namely, professional baseball.By Jay Strubberg | December 18, 2014
"Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past, so as to reach for a better future. For the Cuban people. For the American people," said President Barack Obama.
President Obama's announcement Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba could trigger a huge shift — and not just on a political front.
Namely: the sports world. And, more specifically, professional baseball.
Cuba has been an international hotbed for top young prospects over the years. Some have risked their lives on dangerous voyages to defect from their homeland to the U.S. Improved relations between the two countries could change all that.