The Bush administration is refusing to let the Cuban baseball squad take part in the inaugural World Baseball Classic, a 16-team tournament scheduled for March 3-20 and organized by Major League Baseball and its players' union.
So now Castro is calling them on it.
HAVANA (AP) -- Fidel Castro suggested the United States doesn't want to play Cuba in the World Baseball Classic, which is awaiting word on whether the U.S. government will let the island's players take part.
"We aren't afraid of anything," Castro said in a wide-ranging speech late Tuesday. "It's very difficult to compete against us in any area ... not even in baseball do they want to compete with Cuba."
Bush insists that as a matter of principal we will not allow any team from a communist country into the tournament - unless of course they are big enough to kick our ass, like China.
Thanks, President Bush, for making us all look petty and small.