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Major League Baseball strikes out in response to Cuban turmoil

 By Dr. Paul G. Kengor

 Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“MLB remained absent-mindedly and cowardly mute on the Cuban people’s freedom struggles, despite the game’s close ties with Cuban players.”

So writes David, a reader of my columns.

David continues: “The league has no excuse now for dodging the political issues of the day as they arise. Aroldis Chapman represented the New York Yankees at the All-Star Game in Denver – and he certainly to his credit didn’t shy away from the hot-button issue of the week: the ongoi...

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