The Great Slugger of Cuban Baseball
November 26, the entire island received the news of the passing of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, with great sadness. Tributes from the nation's sporting community in recognition of his unconditional support to the movement immediately started to arrive.
One such came from Cocodrilos de Matanzas manager, Víctor Mesa, a man for which Fidel expressed great affection. "I was by his side for a long time and now I feel sad, very sad, its one of the hardest pieces of news we have received in recent years, I'm sure that it hit every member of Cuba's sporting family very hard," stated Villa Clara's former star central fielder.