Baseball is spoken fluently in Cuba

Originally Published: March 12, 2006
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The big question before the beginning of the World Baseball Classic was if Cuba would be able to handle teams with professional players.

That question seemed to be answered last Friday, when Puerto Rico manhandled Cuba (winning 12-2) with some great performances from major league players.

On Sunday, however, Cuba made a strong statement that it can hang with the big boys: dominating a powerful Venezuelan squad that is a heavy favorite to win the tournament.

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