Baseball players rarely involve themselves in politics (Curt Schilling being an exception), but when Fidel stepped down from his rule last week, Cuban baseball players and coaches found themselves involved in politics. Virtually every Cuban-born baseball player in MLB was asked to give their thoughts on the news. Most were fairly apathetic.
Juan Cardenal, of the Washington Nationals, says he doesn’t get involved in politics, was indifferent to the news and even said that “Castro doesn’t really bother” him… I guess he hasn’t been keeping up with Cuban affairs since he left in 1961.
Regardless, he does say this, which goes hand in hand with the photos Claudia posted a few days ago:
“I remember how Cuba used to be,” he said. “We used to have everything we wanted to in our country and then we were free and the whole thing. It was paradise in Cuba. … That’s what I remember the most about Cuba.”