Thursday, May 15, 2014

Is the Internet the king or queen of wild speculation?

Alfredo Despaigne
Piratas de Campeche

Or is this one more blag bag operation on the part of the U.S. government of Barack Obama to try to discredit Socialist Cuba? I would not be surprised! Barack Obama seems to be NOT a very nice person.

Here is what ESPN is "reporting" about Cuban baseball slugger Alfredo Despaigne:

By Enrique Rojas

Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne, 28, a three-time MVP in Cuba's national league and heralded as a talent at the level of countrymates Yasel Puuig, Jose Abreu, and Yoennis Cespedes, has been playing his second Mexican League season with a falsified Dominican passport, Dominican authorities said Tuesday.

Despaigne -- 5-foot-8 and 225 pounds, and hitting .333 with 14 RBIs and five home runs through 18 games with the Piratas de Campeche this season -- is playing professionally in Mexico as part of a program between Cuban baseball and the Mexican leagues that allows Cuban prospects to gain experience outside the Caribbean island. The outfielder, who hit 36 home runs during the 2011-12 season, made no attempt to defect his first season and returned to Cuba after 33 games.

Complete ESPN Article

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