For those with any sense of Major League Baseball history, Baltimore Orioles history or international politics and baseball this shouldn’t come as a shocking photo. After all, some of us have fond memories of 92 hours in Havana, Cuba in 1999 chasing all of the stories, politics and baseball unfolding as Fidel Castro sat circled by Bud Selig and Peter Angelos for an afternoon of lord knows what the hell was going on.
Was it international relations?
Was it sharing the joy of beisbol?
Was it Angelos looking to buy beachfront property post-Fidel?
Were the Montreal Expos a possibility in Havana if the walls fell?
But I know this: if Ozzie Guillen got taken to task for saying a few respectful words about Fidel Castro then how the hell can Bud Selig be meting out “punishment” after attending a weekend of cocktail parties, backrubs and pleasantries in Havana with the man in green?
Hypocrites. All of them.
But didn’t we already know that?
I guess I’ll get my press pass taken away from Major League Baseball as well after this blog…