Two quick plugs, first for my housemate Peter Bjarkmann, who is an expert on Cuban baseball and has a new book out called 'A History of Cuban Baseball, 1864-2006.' His Website is www.bjarkmann.com . . .
The other is for an American writer I met here yesterday named Jonathan Helfgott. Jonathan is on a fellowship for a year of what some of us can only dream of–seeing baseball all around the world. So far he's been to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Australia and Puerto Rico . . . Japan is next on his agenda. And you can read of his exploits as he travels from country to country exploring the game at http://globalbaseball.wordpress.com.
That's it for now . . . just had to throw out some props. Press conference in 20 minutes, then Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela.