Fidel Castro was punked again yesterday, when a sign saying "Abajo Fidel!" (Down with Fidel) was beamed into the homes of millions of Cubans watching the World Baseball Classic.
Apparently, one of Castro’s lackeys tried to rip the sign from the spectator, but he was pulled aside and lectured about the right to free speech. The game, involving the Cuban team, was being played in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Earlier, the protester had flashed a sign to Castro’s son, Tony Castro, who is the Cuban team doctor (and ideology enforcer). The sign said, "Baseball players, yes; Tyrants, no."
"That’s for your dad!" the sign-carrier yelled.
To play free. I love to watch the Cubans play baseball. Back in 1999, I gave away nine Philadelphia Phillies hats to children in Havana. I’d love it even more to watch them play in freedom.