Post by Boston Wolfpack on Feb 24, 2010 19:10:44 GMT -5
Wolfpack players Russ Ward and Steve Wolf travelled to Cuba in a rare opportunity to be Baseball Ambassadors and play baseball in this forbidden paradise against former Cuban National Team Players.
The Cubans have very little baseball gear and by the end of the week, we had given away all our baseballs, cleats, gloves, bats and other equipment walking away from the last game shirtless, shoeless and only in shorts.
Russ Ward quickly became a Cuban hero after giving up 5 homeruns in one inning, 3 consecutive on 4 pitches. The following game, the crowd showed their appreciation:
The trip was amazing, despite the fact that Ward lost his jacket.
Wolf with two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Omar Ajete.
We even faced Miguel Franquiz' Brother from Another Mother - Arriba el Son!!!!