Cuba Baseball Coaches Get Rough with Canadian Umpires

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban team (5-16) playing in the Can-Am baseball league in Canada ended its play for the season with a 6-5 loss to the league leading Rockland Boulders (30-10) on Thursday evening.

It was in the top of the ninth inning that all hell broke loose after an overturned call, as the entire coaching staff got violent with the umpires in a highly embarrassing finish.

The incident has not appeared in the government controlled Cuban news media.

After the Cubans display of bad sportsmanship the game was called with two outs and team Cuba batting in the top of the ninth with a runner on base.

Playing in the Can-Am league for part of its season for the second consecutive year, the Cuban baseball federation has sought to give much needed international play for the national team, especially its younger players.

For all the information on the Cuban team’s performance in the Can-Am league click here.

Here’s the video of Thursday night’s melee:


12 thoughts on “Cuba Baseball Coaches Get Rough with Canadian Umpires

  • Time for numerous sports to take a leaf out of the Laws of Rugby Football.
    Rugby has ‘laws’ not ‘rules’. Referees are not allowed to change their decisions, hence there is no point in players disputing decisions. If in doubt at national level, referees may postpone their decision until an instant film review is taken.
    But having played the game at a high level for many seasons, I can recall referees having taken a decision, apologizing to the players: “Sorry lads” but they still had to adhere to their decision.
    The bad behaviour which is so common in so many sports today is both unseemly and detrimental to the very meaning of sport. As for coaches, they should remain off the field of play and be banned for a month if in breach!

  • Yeah, I mean not even a question mark on this one. So Cuba didn’t show this live?

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