The island of Cuba has produced some great baseball players over the years.
Minnie Minoso. Tony Oliva. Cookie Rojas. Louis Tiant.
The trick is to spot talent young and nurture it.
Proudly displaying her Cuban heritage, second baseman Natalie Mora made her t-ball debut last night for the Amazing Mets.
As a lifelong White Sox fan, it was a little hard for me to find myself rooting for the New York organization of Marvelous Marv Thornberry. But blood is thicker than water, as they say, and its time for me to learn the Mets fight song!
Louis Aparicio was from Venezuela, but he was one of the greatest shortstops in baseball history when he played for the White Sox back in the '50's and '60's at the old Comiskey Park.
Maybe Natalie, aka Louisa Aparicio around our house, will pick up her own Golden Glove one day?