Ranchuelo, Cuba. April 3. (CubaNet) – Yorky la Rosa,
one of the starters for the Villa Clara team
in the Cuban baseball league was dropped
by the team, presumably for political reasons,
according to a resolution handed down
March 27 in Santa Clara.
Sports writer and commentator Normando Hernández
explained over provincial radio station CMHW:
“Our ball players must be partisans of the Revolution,
and they must be unconditionally loyal to Fidel
and Raúl; otherwise Cuban fans, who are
partisans of the Revolution, don't want to see them play.”
La Rosa, a left fielder and designated hitter for
the team, is said to have wanted to remain
on the team, but was dropped on the orders of
José Luis Rabel, lieutenant colonel of the
Department of State Security in charge of sports
at the national level, presumably because
La Rosa had been making arrangements t
o visit his wife who lives in Spain.
And so it is with love...that place between
our loyalties and our desires...
when reality is twisted into knots
we can’t untangle...when mantras
masticate the minutes between
the needs we see set out in front of us...
a line of words inciting meaning.