Monday, March 16, 2009


Six innings of Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound was too much for Cuba’s hitters, and Cuba fell 6-0 to Japan. Tonight’s game against Mexico (11:00 p.m. Eastern) is now a must-win for Cuba to remain in the tournament.

If you wonder who was playing the trumpet from the stands during the games in Mexico, it seems that this three-minute video from the New York Times has him. Plus a brief interview with star second baseman Yulieski Gourriel, and others, while the team was in Mexico for the first round.

1 comment:

theCardinal said...

The Cubans are good but in int'l amateur competition they are never going to face a pitcher like Dice-K - easily one of the best in the world. He painted corners and baffled them with assortment of pitches that had them off balance. Against top-notch pitchers the Cubans will have trouble.