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When will Havana be awarded a Major League Baseball Team?

0-5 years
0 (0%)
5-10 years
3 (37.5%)
10-20 years
1 (12.5%)
Never
4 (50%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Voting closed: January 17, 2015, 07:28:04 PM

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Offline lkwdsteve

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Havana Major League baseball team
« on: December 18, 2014, 07:28:04 PM »
With normal relations finally, at long last, restored with Cuba, will a culture shift begin to happen?

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Re: Havana Major League baseball team
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 06:01:00 PM »
My guess is they won't.  Mexico doesn't.  Dom Republic doesn't.  Only Canada does and they are just over the border.  My guess is don't hold your breath.

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Re: Havana Major League baseball team
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 04:45:28 PM »
My guess is they won't.  Mexico doesn't.  Dom Republic doesn't.  Only Canada does and they are just over the border.  My guess is don't hold your breath.

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I won't. Pardon my exuberance. It was when Toronto got their team, that I first thought about Havana, having the opinion then that relations with Cuba were totally unacceptable, regardless of fault. Over 50 years of hard feelings has had to pass before any attempt to repair relations.

A shame.

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Re: Havana Major League baseball team
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 08:26:27 PM »
There good players will be able to get here even easier now word
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Re: Havana Major League baseball team
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 01:38:30 AM »
When the expos left Montreal, there was talk of them moving to San Juan. However, that plan was squashed when people thought about the travel schedule the players would have to endure.

I suspect it will be the same regarding starting a team in Havana. 

If quick a dn cheap commercial  flights can become the norm between Havana and Miami, I wonder if the Marlins could be the defacto "home team" for Havana.

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Re: Havana Major League baseball team
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 10:26:20 AM »
Could and should happen.
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Re: Havana Major League baseball team
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2014, 01:43:27 PM »
Cuban citizens wouldn't be able to pay the admission fees necessary to support a MLB team.
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Re: Havana Major League baseball team
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 10:02:43 PM »
That is probably the clincher.  At least that is the case right now.

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Re: Havana Major League baseball team
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 03:32:25 PM »
My guess is they won't.  Mexico doesn't.  Dom Republic doesn't.  Only Canada does and they are just over the border.  My guess is don't hold your breath.

mspart

I won't. Pardon my exuberance. It was when Toronto got their team, that I first thought about Havana, having the opinion then that relations with Cuba were totally unacceptable, regardless of fault. Over 50 years of hard feelings has had to pass before any attempt to repair relations.

A shame.

Toronto and Montreal both have vibrant economies with lots of people who can afford the expenses of major league ball game experience, Cuba doesnt and wont anytime soon. AA? AAA? Sure. MLB.... probably not in the next 50 years.
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