Monday, March 31, 2014

FINAL: Villa Clara defeats Matanzas 4-2 and lives to see another day

The semifinal series beetween Matanzas and Villa Clara is 3-1 in favor of the Cocodrilos. Can the Oranges win three consecutive games without their best pitcher? I doubt it.

Industriales and Pinar del Rio play tonight in their semifinal series. They are tied 1-1. As you already know, I will be rooting for the Blue Lions.

It is very early, only the top of the fourth inning ...

... but the Villa Clara Oranges are leading the Matanzas Cocodrilos 3-1.

Stay tuned and come back later.

Will Matanzas Cocodrilos Sweep this Afternoon?

The suspension against Villa Clara's best pitcher, Freddy Asiel Alvarez,
has hurt the Villa Clara Oranges.

See Also:

The story of Freddy Asiel Alvarez, step by step

Sunday, March 30, 2014

FINAL: Cocodrilos defeat Oranges 5-4

The Villa Clara Oranges find themselves with their backs against the wall. It is my belief that the Cocodrilos will sweep their semifinals. They have a better team.

On Monday, I will update the boxscore post of Saturday withh all six boxscores.

Afternoon Report

The Sunday afternoon game between the Matanzas Cocodrilos and the Villa Clara Oranges is very close. Bottom of the seventh inning, the score is 5-4 in favor of the Cocodrilos. STAY TUNED!

The Boxscores of the Semifinals of the 53rd National Baseball Series of Cuba

53rd Cuban National Baseball Series
Semifinal Teams 

March 27, 2014: VCL 2, MTZ 5-4  Click Here

March 28, 2014: IND 2, PRI 10      Click Here

March 28, 2014: VCL 1, MTZ 2     Click Here

March 29, 2014: IND 13, PRI 2      Click Here

March 30, 2014: MTZ 5, VCL 4      Click Here

March 31, 2014: MTZ 2, VCL 4      Click Here

March 31, 2014: PRI 3, IND 7        Click Here

April 1, 2014: MTZ 13, VCL 2, ADVANCES TO FINALS.  Click Here

April 1, 2014: PRI 1, IND 4,  Click Here

April 2, 2014: PRI 7, IND 4, Click Here

April 4, 2014: IND 1, PRI 7, Click Here

April 5, 2014: IND 1, PRI 2, ADVANCES TO FINALS. Click Here

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday night update for Cuba's baseball semifinals

Industriales defeated Pinar del Rio 13-2. Yulieski Gourriel and Alexander Malleta had two HR's each. Malleta was credited with seven RBI's. The series between Industriales and Pinar del Rio is tied 1-1.

The series between Matanzas and Villa  Clara is 2-0 in favor of the Matanzas cocodrilos.

The Big Seven

... and the publisher/editor of Cuba Journal is totally fed up and nauseated by politics, domestic and international. I plan to write, in the future, about things that I like and enjoy. You will notice the big difference. If you like them, you will read them. If not, sorry about that.

Friday, March 28, 2014

FINAL: Pinar del Rio, 10, Industriales, 2

A very strong win for the pativerdes (green legs). Box-score in the morning.

Update: Saturday, March 29, 9:41 a.m.

The website for the Federacion Cubana de Beisbol Aficionado is not responing this morning, and the website of Zona de Strike does not have the box-score for yesterday's game between Pinar del Rio and Industriales.

Here is the link to the box-score from (I hope this works.)

Or come back on Monday.

Pinar del Rio is leading Industriales 6-1 in the top of the seventh inning

After 55 years the yankee imperialist press continues publishing GARBAGE about Cuba

What a bunch of f***ing idiots!

Message to Google

La Comuna de Paris, 1871

The International

Arise ye workers from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We’ll change henceforth the old tradition
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.

No more deluded by reaction
On tyrants only we’ll make war
The soldiers too will take strike action
They’ll break ranks and fight no more
And if those cannibals keep trying
To sacrifice us to their pride
They soon shall hear the bullets flying
We’ll shoot the generals on our own side.

No saviour from on high delivers
No faith have we in prince or peer
Our own right hand the chains must shiver
Chains of hatred, greed and fear
’er the thieves will out with their booty
And give to all a happier lot.
Each at the forge must do their duty
And we’ll strike while the iron is hot.

Cocodrilos defeat Oranges 5-2 in the first semifinal game of the 53rd National Baseball series

Yadiel Hernández González

Yadiel Hernandez hit two home runs in the game for the Alligators. This afternoon, Industriales will play Pinar del Rio at 3:15 pm in the other match-up of the semifinals.

Box-Score and statistics @ Zona de Strike.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Matanzas plays Villa Clara today at 7:15 pm in the first game of the semifinals of the 53rd Cuban National Baseball Series

Villa Clara is the current Cuban baseball chammpion , and Matanzas ended up in first place this year, and has a very strong team. It promises to be a very good semifinals.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Four Cuban baseball teams advance to the 53rd National Baseball Series Semi-Finals

Calendario play offs semifinal de la 53 Serie Nacional de Béisbol

Home Club

Jueves 27
7:15 pm
Villa Clara
Victoria de Girón
Viernes 28
3:15 pm
Pinar del Río
Capitán San Luis
7:15 pm
Villa Clara
Victoria de Girón
Sábado 29
4:15 pm
Pinar del Río
Capitán San Luis
Domingo 30
2:15 pm
Villa Clara
Augusto César Sandino
Lunes 31
3:15 pm
Villa Clara
Augusto César Sandino
7:15 pm
Pinar del Río

Martes 1
3:15 pm
Villa Clara
Augusto César Sandino
7:15 pm
Pinar del Río
Miércoles 2
7:15 pm
Pinar del Río
Jueves 3
7:15 pm
Villa Clara
Augusto César Sandino
Viernes 4
3:15 pm
Pinar del Río
Capitán San Luis
7:15 pm
Villa Clara
Augusto César Sandino
Sábado 5
4:15 pm
Pinar del Río
Capitán San Luis
Nota: Durante la etapa Semifinal, cuando quede un solo juego, se efectuará en los horarios habituales de la Serie Nacional. La final comenzará al segundo día de finalizado el último partido de las semifinales.

Table is courtesy of Zona de Strike.

JG: I will be rooting for the Industriales Blue Lions

Joan Miró exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum

Woman, Bird and Star
Homage to Picasso
February 15, 1966/April 3-8, 1973, Joan Miró.

Exhibit Dates: February 13 - May 26, 2014

Joan Miró i Ferràm was a Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona, Spain.

Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting. (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Why CAFE is not worthy of trust

All the top members of "Cuban-Americans For Engagement" (CAFE) are members of the capitalist Democratic Party and are perennial ass-kissers of the black ass of Barack Obama.

And who has continued the failed and genocidal Cuban blockade/embargo? None other that "Big Ears" himself. I will not give him the time of day.

How the CIA was and still is working inside Cuba and Venezuela to try to stop the Socialist struggle

to read the article titled:

"Interview with Ex-CIA Collaborator"

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Industriales advances to Cuba's baseball playoffs

Matanzas and Pinar del Rio also advanced previously.

I will be rooting for the Blue Lions, but Matanzas has a very powerful team this year.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Better than any COMEDY that you can view on any over-the-air channels!

"I can see the past and the future"
"That will be $10.00, please!"

One of the biggest truisms of life is the very important and very true saying by P.T. Barnum:

"There is a SUCKER born every minute"

100% of those suckers live in capitalist USA, where scams are "el pan nuestro de cada dia." (Our daily bread.)

Comes now a clairvoyant who believes in a "higher power" and tells the suckers in You Tube and the world that she had a "vision" from this "whatever" that told her that Hugo Chavez was MURDERED in Cuba. I bet those silly gusanos in Babalu Blog believe her too. HA! HA! HA!

But hold it, it does not stop there: Nicolas Maduro is going to be deposed soon, probably by the rent-a-rioter-for-hire that Barack "Caesar" Obamus has sent and keeps on sending to Venezuela so that his Yankee imperialist buddies can easily steal the large oil deposits of that country.

You have to be bilingual to see this video. This clairvoyant is clearly too dumb or does not have the brains to learn English.

Click here for the You Tube video. HAVE A GOOD LAUGH! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cuban-American fascist US senator Robert Menendez is sanctioned by Russia + (New update for Canada)

He will not be allowed to enter Russia. This is in retaliation for the sanctions imposed by Barack Caesar Obamus. Harry Reid and Super Warmonger John McCain were also sanctioned by Russia. No caviar for them. They will have to eat at McDonalds.

Update: 25 March 2014:

"Russia announced this week that it was imposing sanctions on thirteen top level Canadian officials.

No one can stop you!

Should the U.N. General Assembly issue sanctions against President Barack Obama for ignoring the vote (188-2) in regards to the Cuba embargo?

What is your opinion?

Aroldis Chapman hit on the face by a baseball

JG: we want to wish Aroldis a rapid recovery and hope to see him pitching again soon.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Winds of War, 2014.

EU & USA plan to start WWIII?

Ukraine says it is leaving the Moscow-led Commonwealth of Independent States and is preparing military exercises with the US and UK. (BBC)

This war could go nuclear in a matter of days and US territory could expect major strikes and  millions of dead people.

The warmongers in Washington, DC, and in the European Union have to be denounced and repudiated!

Lady in Venezuela neighborhood expresses her opinion to "oppositor" who is probably trained and directed by Uncle Sam. (Video is in Spanish)

Vea como vecina pone en su lugar a opositor que justifica violencia en Altamira (+Video)

Click here:

Google is going to be "In The Cloud" / I hope they will keep their feet "on the ground"

On March 25, 2014, Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure, and the senior engineering leadership of Google Cloud Platform will be hosting a day-long developer summit and evening celebration to announce new features for Google Cloud Platform, take a deep dive on tips, tricks and technology, and share our vision for the future of cloud computing.

French foreign minister is visiting Cuba soon

PARIS, March 19 (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Wednesday he would soon travel to Cuba, the first such visit in 30 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.

ALL HAIL Barack "Caesar" Obamus

 ALL HAIL Barack "Caesar" Obamus, Supreme Emperor of the World!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Low-level writer at CNBC is dreaming, not of a White Christmas, but about a new Cuba.

The Yankee imperialists have been writing this type of article since their favorite “democrat” was booted out of Havana on January First, 1959.

The article is filled with dozens of “may be” or “could be.” And of course it quotes perennial Super Miami Gusano Jaime Suchlicki.

Keep on dreaming, Wannabe World Emperor Barack Obama; the Cubans are not stupid and will not revert to dog-eat-dog American capitalism.    

Monday, March 17, 2014

Crimea Referendum: 97% Choose to Join Russia

Update: March 18, 2014: The Crimean parliament formally declared the independence of that peninsula of Ukraine and asked to be part of the Russian Federation, after 97% of the population voted to stop being Ukrainian territory in the referendum held on Sunday. (Granma)

Happy St. Patrick's Day to All!

Why do Leprechauns always carry shamrocks?
Real rocks are too heavy! 

Cuban-Americans who met in Miami sent a very strong message to President Barack Obama: “We want better relations with Cuba.”

Excerpts of the report published by news agency Reuters on 3/15/2014:

(Reuters) - Cuban Americans met in Miami on Saturday to discuss how to normalize relations with Cuba and end the five decade-long United States embargo against the communist-run island, the first such gathering in a decade in a city better known for hostility toward the Caribbean island.

The one-day event was organized by four groups led by Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE), founded two years ago to counteract the influence of traditional Cuban exile organizations that support the embargo. Held at a hotel conference room it attracted about 125 attendees, including several invited speakers from Cuba.

The conference comes on the heels of a national poll last month that found a strong majority of Americans - and an even greater percentage of Floridians - support normalizing relations with Cuba.

The organizers said two Cuban officials from Cuba's diplomatic mission in Washington - which is not an embassy as the two countries broke formal diplomatic ties decades ago - were invited to speak but were denied permission to travel to Miami by the U.S. State Department.

JG: And in the meantime, Barack Obama and his Democratic Party continue with their heads buried deep in the sand.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A relentless widening disparity in wealth

Oliver Twist

By Eduardo Porter.

Read why the enormous wealth and great squalor of Oliver Twist, far from being a pessimistic view of capitalism, may be what's on the horizon.

Click here to read the article at the NYT.

Deporter In Chief, Barack Obama, is approaching two million immigrant deportations


"Obama Is Trying to Vanish Us": Immigrants Fight Record Deportations with Protests, Hunger Strikes

JG: what a hypocrite BHO is!

Matanzas sweeps Industriales 4-3

Photo: Zona de Strike

Yulieski Gourriel, now playing for the Industriales Blue Lions, had his 15th HR of the 53rd Cuban National Baseaball Series. He is now tied with Frederich Cepeda in the HR statistics. Only two more sub-series remain to start the 53rd Playoffs. Matanzas, Pinar del Rio,Villa Clara and Holguin are the top four teams as of today.

EU & USA: don't stick your nose in the Ukraine. No-one has invited you!

Do not look for an excuse to start a profitable war for your stinking & greedy corporations.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2012 Moscow parade commemorates de 1945 Red Army victory over the fascists forces of Adolph Hitler


CPUSA's hare-brained proposal

Sam Webb is the current chairman of CPUSA, the Communist Party of the USA. During the 1930's CPUSA was a growing working-class party which was based in the ideas of Karl Marx, which were brilliantly written in “Das Kapital.” FDR was trying to “save capitalism from itself” after the stock market crash of 1929 and the awful Great Depression that followed.

If a capitalist places a foot high stack of $1,000.00 dollar bills on top of a table, those bills do not produce anything. Only when the capitalist hires the labor of members of the working class  IS WHEN SOMETHING OF VALUE IS PRODUCED. The capitalist confiscates the surplus value created by the labor of the working class. He calls it profit.

CPUSA is no longer what it used to be. Why? Because they have abandoned the ideas of Karl Marx, when almost 150 years ago, he founded the “International Working Men's Association.” That milestone anniversary will be celebrated on September 28, 2014.

CPUSA will be celebrating soon their annual convention. Their chairman is advocating helping the Democratic Party to defeat the right-wingers of the Republican and Tea Parties. (Read the document).

Would God help defeat the devil? I doubt it! He preaches goodness and does not get involved in politics. I am an Agnostic, but I respect the beliefs of those who talk about the existence of a Higher Being.

CPUSA has become an appendix of the Democratic Party. They have abandoned the ideas of Karl Marx.

Last but not least, Barack Obama and his Democratic Party continue enforcing the genocidal blockade/embargo against Cuba.

What Sam Webb is advocating is a very stupid idea. I do not support him, but I wish him good luck.

Let us work together to accomplish what the voters in SeaTac, Washington, accomplished last year: a $15.00 per hour minimum wage for the working class. Forget about the Democratic Party, CPUSA! They represent the corporatist political agenda of the capitalist elites.

Related Article: The Poverty of Ideology (James Thompson) 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Heroine of Cuba's revolution, Melba Hernadez, passes away at 92

Photo: Estudios Revolucion Cuba's 'heroine of the revolution' dies at 92

Melba Hernandez and Ho Chi Minh
in a visit to Vietnam in 1969
Photo: Prensa Latina

Monday, March 10, 2014

New Friendly Baseball Series Between Cuba and USA

It will be between July 23rd and 27th, reports Zona de Strike in a Spanish article.

It will be played in Havana, Cuba.

I hope that Team Cuba can redeem itself from the disastrous debacle suffered last summer in North Carolina, where they lost all five games against the National Collegiate Team of the USA.

Cuba Journal will publish more details as soon as they are known.

Cuba Dreamed the Dream

The Generation of the Centenary proclaimed “We will be martyrs or we will be free.” From the shores of Tuxpan, Mexico, the 84 dreamers set sail on the Gramna.

The gold coins and the armored train of the mightiest empire on earth were not enough to stop the Dream. They had no morals, only their greed.

A new dawn was witnessed by the whole world on January First, 1959. The flag of victory was red and black.


Do you hear the people sing?

"Do You Hear The People Sing?"

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?

Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Best of Frank Sinatra Collection (1hr, 15 Min)


Barack Obama, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton should stop their HYSTERIA in regards to the Russia/Ukraine brouhaha

And NATO should keep their nose out of that part of the world, too! Do these three persons want to start WWIII?

Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates

And, by the way, Barack Obama, stop sending me letters asking me to give you money for the Democratic Party. As long as you continue the Cuba blockade/embargo you will not get a wooden nickel from me.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Vea la Memoria Antiimperialista del Comandante Supremo Hugo Chavez

JG: today we honor and remember his death, one year ago. We lost a great leader.

Matanzas, Villa Clara, Industriales and Pinar del Rio lead the 53rd National Cuban Baseball Series

Here are the current positions:

Equipos / 5 marzo
Villa Clara
Pinar del Río

J.J. Games Played
J.G. Games Won
J.P. Games Lost

The playoffs promise to be GREAT!

Matanzas has a very good team.

Source: Zona de Strike