Take it easy Castro, it’s just baseball!
Castro slams Edmonton, labels it ‘dumping ground’
Updated Fri. Aug. 1 2008 11:14 PM ET
Amanda Ferguson, ctvedmonton.ca
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro slammed Edmonton Thursday in an Internet column addressing the two baseball players who defected during a junior tournament in the city.
Castro, in a column in Cuba’s daily Internet newspaper Granma, said the actions by pitcher Noel Argueilles and shortstop Jose Antonio Iglesias should be classified as a “dispicable betrayal”.
“Edmonton has become a dumping ground,” an English translation of Castro’s comments reads. “The Cuban athletes were badly taken care of. That city has the privilege of hosting that championship every year. We should analyze whether it is worth attending that tournament.”
He goes on to accuse Canada of stealing players and puts his foot in his mouth a bunch of times. I thought Castro liked Canada.
Well, at least he didn’t insult hockey…